When Sternbach first proposed hauling his vintage 8x10s to the Antarctic, the grant committee was skeptical. But he loves the quality of images the antique cameras produce and the rapport he builds with his subjects during the slow imaging process. Plus, he points out, these are essentially the same cameras the famous Antarctic photographer Frank Hurley used on expeditions in the early nineteen-hundreds. During the infamous Endurance trip, the boat was crushed by ice, stranding the crew for two years in the Antarctic - and Hurley recorded the entire ordeal using the finicky wet-plate process. "I've got it easy compared to those guys back then," Sternbach insists.