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Frank Hurley’s Antarctica

Frank Hurley's Antarctica book cover
Frank Hurley's Antarctica book cover

by Helen Ennis

Frank Hurley is best known for his stunning Antarctic photographs. In Helen Ennis' most recent book published by the National Library of Australia (2010), Frank Hurley's Antarctica she 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 from the National Library of Australia's collection tell this amazing story of courage and accomplishment.

Helen Ennis is one of Australia's leading photographic historians and lectures in Art Theory at the Australian National University in Canberra. She is the author of many books including, for the National Library of Australia, Man with a Camera: Frank Hurley Overseas (2002).

ISBN 978-0-624-27698-8
2010, pb, 185 x 185 mm, 148 pp, colour and b&w illus.
RRP $24.95

Buy online at the National Library of Australia

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