Frank Hurley's Antarctica

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National Library Australia, 2010 - Antarctica - 141 pages
Frank Hurley is best known for his stunning Antarctic photographs. Here, Helen Ennis discusses some of his most famous images and the conditions in which they were taken. Uniquely, Hurley's own words are sprinkled throughout as facsimiles from his diaries written during both the Mawson and Shackleton expeditions. For Hurley, image-making and exploration went hand in hand and he sought out exalted experiences, through physical struggle, through relationships with the natural world and through story telling. This book brings to life his passion for photography and for making art, and his own spirit of survival.

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Helen Ennis is a senior lecturer in art theory at the Australian National University School of Art. She was formerly the curator of photography at the National Gallery of Australia and has also independently curated exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia, and the Art Gallery of South Wales. She is also the author of "Margaret Michaelis: love, loss, and photography" and "Intersections: Photography, History, and the National Library of Australia,"

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