The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley
RGS's exhibition during the Fair
During the Fair visitors will also be able to visit the exhibition "The Enduring Eye: the Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley", which will be located in the Pavilion at the entrance to the Fair. This exhibition has been put on and organised by the RGS (with IBG).
The exhibition highlights the importance of photography and film in our contemporary understanding of theImperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914 - 1917). The exhibition will provide a unique visual record of the destruction of the ship, Endurance, both pre- and post the ship's sinking on Sunday 21 November 1915.
Inspired by the glass plate negatives, saved from the expedition, the exhibition will explore Hurley's desire to reach out to the mass market through his photography work; using techniques such as photomontage, and the use of large scale prints in order to better convey his subject to audiences, making Hurley one of the first modern photographers.