Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life

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National Library of Australia, 1. veebr 2019 - 468 pages

Photographer, filmmaker, writer, adventurer. Controversial, passionate, audacious. Frank Hurley was an extraordinary Australian, possibly most famous for his Antarctic photographs captured alongside expeditioners Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton. From the early twentieth century until his death in 1962 Hurley created a stunning visual archive that chronicled the major events of the twentieth century, and Australia's achievements both home and overseas. This book and the Hurley Collection in the National Library of Australia make clear this outstanding contribution and the lengths to which the man would go in order to convey the gravity of events.

For Hurley, image-making and exploration went hand-in-hand and he sought out experiences as a pioneer documentary film-maker, official photographer in two world wars, early aviator, and adventure and story-seeker in both the natural environment and in rapidly disappearing non-western worlds.

In this readable, definitive and wonderfully illustrated re-issued biography, Alasdair McGregor describes Hurley's life and character in all its richness.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
26
Chapter 4
36
Chapter 5
52
Chapter 6
73
Chapter 7
90
Chapter 18
299
Chapter 19
314
Chapter 20
331
Chapter 21
352
Chapter 22
381
Chapter 23
398
Postscript
412
Endnotes
416

Chapter 8
109
Chapter 9
136
Chapter 10
153
Chapter 11
175
Chapter 12
193
Chapter 13
203
Chapter 14
219
Chapter 15
241
Chapter 16
267
Chapter 17
286
Notes on Measurements
433
Extended Notes on Illustrations
436
Glossary
439
Bibliography
441
Notes on the Hurley Visual Archive
447
Index
449
Acknowledgements
458
Back Cover
462
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