Saturday, July 13, 2024

Artwork of the Week – Frank Hurley

© Royal Geographical Society

Liverpool artwork of the week 2010-29. ‘Return of the Sun’ photograph by Frank Hurley in Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic adventure at Merseyside Maritime Museum 16 July 2010 – 3 January 2011.

So many great photographs to choose from this exhibition of around 150 pictures of the dramatic adventure.

The epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Endurance expedition is an incredible real life tale of survival

The exhibition features about 150 compelling photographs of the expedition’s ordeal taken by ship photographer Frank Hurley, who dove into frigid waters to retrieve his glass plate negatives from the sinking Endurance. The photographs, printed from the original negatives and Hurley’s album of prints, are accompanied by gripping memoirs from the voyage.

Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic adventure