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FRANK HURLEY - SHACKLETON'S PHOTOGRAPHER
Kodak, courtesy of the Scott Polar Institute, have now documented the Endurance expedition online with a useful collection of Frank Hurley's pictures.
Photographs by Frank Hurley can also be viewed at the Frank Hurley website and at the National Geographic Society site.
The British Film Institute, which recently restored Hurley's film South ), appends the following biographical information :
'Photographer Frank Hurley (1885-1962) first made his name on Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic expedition in 1911-13. His stills and documentary film Home of the Blizzard (1913) secured his position as Shackleton's photographer on the Endurance expedition.
'After the rescue in 1916, Hurley became an Official war photographer and cameraman, and in peacetime established himself as Australia's best known photographer. He also made such documentary films as The Ross-Smith Flight (1920), Pearls and Savages (1921), and the drama film of life on Papua, The Jungle Woman (1926).
'He returned to the Antarctic as a filmmaker with Mawson in 1929-31, and made many further documentary and fiction films in the 1930s. In the Second World War he served as an Official photographer once more, before returning chiefly to still photography and a number of popular books documenting the Australia of which he was so proud.'
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