Vittorio Sella (1859 – 1943), a legend in mountaineering and photography, began photographing in the Alps from his home in Biella, Italy. Over his lifetime, he photographed many of the major mountain ranges all over the world. He accompanied the Duke of Abruzzi on many of his expeditions as the official photographer.
Sella's mountain photographs are a testament to his photographic skills. In his earliest climbs he carried a 11x14 inch large-format camera, coating each of the glass 'wet plates', prior to exposure.
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Vittorio Sella, From One of The Summits of Mt. Forno, 3262m, 1887
Vittorio Sella, Ice Caves above The Mrjelen Glacial Lake on the Aletsch Glacier, Alps, 1884
Vittorio Sella, Crevasse on the Glacier Blanc, Grand Sagne and Ecrins, Alps, August 13, 1888.
Vittorio Sella, Highest peak of the Rouies as seen from the Chardon Glacier, August 3, 1888
Vittorio Sella, Moraine Lake on the Baltoro Glacier above Urdukas, 1909
Vittorio Sella, Highest Peak of the Cimon Della Pala, Dolomites, August 26, 1891
Vittorio Sella, Crevasse on the Aletsch Glacier, Alps, July 18, 1884
Vittorio Sella, Climbers Descending Hoffman Route, Gross Glockner, 1893
Vittorio Sella, Panorama of the Baltoro Glacier with Mitre Peak, Mustagh Tower, And K2 in the Background, 1909
Vittorio Sella, Traversing the Hitchcock Glacier on the return from Mount St. Elias, Alaska,1897
Vittorio Sella, The Matterhorn and Monte Rosa as seen from the Grandes Murailles Pass, September 18,1887
Vittorio Sella, Telephoto of the summit of Siniolchun as seen from the Zemu Glacier, Sikkim, 1899
Vittorio Sella, Two men on the Karagom Glacier, Caucasus, 1890
Vittorio Sella, Alessandro Sella, Joseph Maquignaz, and Gaudenzio Sella on the Wetterhorn, July 19, 1886.
Vittorio Sella, Crossing the Shigar River on a Goat-Bladder Raft, Karakoram, 1909.
Vittorio Sella, The Duke of Abruzzi and Guides Climbing through the Chogolisa Icefall, 1909.
Vittorio Sella, Viewing the Matterhorn
Vittorio Sella, Monte Cevedale, etc. from the peak of one of the summits of Forno, 3262m, 21 July 1887
Vittorio Sella, A crevasse at the Dzasset Glacier, Cogne Mountain (Alpi Graie) August, 1894
Vittorio Sella, Camp Below the West Face of K2, Karakoram, June, 1909
Vittorio Sella, Drummer Driving Away Evil Spirits from the Chief's Hut, 1906.
Vittorio Sella, Approaching Punta Alessandra, 1906.
Vittorio Sella, K2, from the Southern Ridge of Staircase Peak, 1909
Vittorio Sella, Telephoto of the summit of Jannu at sunset, Nepal, 1899.
Vittorio Sella, Camp below Broad Peak on the Godwin Austen Glacier, 1909.
Vittorio Sella, Elder, father of the hunter (from another image)
in the Mestia village (Soanezia), 1890.