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. Sprinkled throughout the book are images of typescripts from Hurley’s diaries written during both the Mawson and Shackleton expeditions, his words describing the landscape with an artist’s eye.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. Over 50 stunning images tell this amazing story of courage and accomplishment.
190 x 190 mm
Published by the National Library of Australia
Listen to Helen’s talk from the book launch – mp3 (40 mins)