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24th November 2018 – 24th February 2019

The Enduring Eye

The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley

The Enduring Eye is an incredible photographic record by Frank Hurley of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s exploration of the Antarctic, 1914-17. Newly digitised images revealing previously unseen details of the crew’s epic struggle for survival, before and after their ship was destroyed. Frank Hurley’s breath-taking images powerfully demonstrate how photography can truly bring history to life.

With its connections to Edward Wilson and Antarctic discovery and exploration, The Wilson is a particularly fitting venue for this captivating exhibition. Alongside one of the most
dramatic survival stories of the 20th Century, The Enduring Eye brilliantly captures daily life aboard ship.

©RGS-IBG  “On loan from the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)”


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