Winter Team Photo shoot
It’s an Antarctic tradition on all stations across the continent to take a photo of the winter team and have it displayed on a prominent wall in the main building on station.
In the mess at Macquarie Island, black and white framed group photos are on display for all to see. These date back to the 1950s and are quite often a topic of conversation as many of us recognise and know some of the expeditioners featured. One of our current expeditioners is in one of the photos dating back to the mid-1980s. All photos are still black and white, keeping with tradition. Another tradition which has developed over time is the ‘double sided’ team photo. What you see when you walk into the mess are photos of the team posing for the camera, however, if you turn many of the frames over there’s also a not so serious photo of the team. Our favourite is the 2006 team, barely dressed, only in rabbit skins.
Two of the following photos will be chosen for the wall.