Between Science and the Sublime:

Neal Carter’s 1920s Mountaineering Photography Albums

“Unlike many alpinists, Neal was not content simply to climb every peak in sight; rather, he took time to prepare maps and guides for the areas he frequented. He even became proficient in the difficult art of preparing contoured maps from ground photography, in the day before air photographs were available.” W.E. Ricker

Neal Carter fonds 222, Album A, 1920.

Born in Vancouver on December 14th, 1902, Neal Marshall Carter started climbing in 1920 and spent the next thirty-five years mapping the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. He has been recognized as an honorary member of the Varsity Outdoor Club at UBC (1970), the Alpine Club of Canada (1974) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

This exhibition is part of the Capture Photography Festival 2021 Selected Exhibition Program.

This exhibition is supported in part by the BC Mountain Foundation.