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A Photographic Odyssey: Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Captured on Camera

Date

11th Jun 2024

£ Price

 

Time

Coffee 10.30am Starts 11am - Finish 12.30

Location

Easterbrook Hall

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On Ernest Shackleton’s third Antarctic expedition in 1914, his ship, the Endurance, was trapped and eventually crushed in the pack ice. After camping for five months on the ice, Shackleton’s men rowed to the remote Elephant Island. From there, Shackleton sailed for help to South Georgia over 800 miles away. Over three months later he returned to rescue the crew of the Endurance.

Frank Hurley, one of the great photographers of the 20th century, was the expedition’s official photographer. His photographs are a visual narrative of an epic journey which capture with great artistry new and amazing landscapes within which a remarkable human drama is played out. The aim of the lecture is to capture Hurley’s achievements as a photographer of the Antarctic in the first flush of human contact when it was still essentially terra incognita.

Mark Cottle was born on the Isles of Scilly and educated at Truro School, Cornwall, and Birmingham University. His career has been spent in education and training at home and abroad. He has lectured at Exeter College on Medieval and Tudor history, St Mark’s & St John’s University College, Plymouth, and at Bath University on Anglo Saxon and medieval England.

Image:

Endurance under sail, Antarctic Ocean, c. 1915, by Frank Hurley

Created: 1915

Licence: Public domain

Usage terms:Public domain

Credit: State Library of New South Wales ON 26 -12 | Frank Hurley

 

Lecture is part of a series hosted by The Arts Society Dumfries to find our more visit their website: https://tasdag.org.uk/

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