Endurance: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley (U.S. Exhibition)
One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival on display in a remarkable new exhibition created by the Society, curated by polar historian Meredith Hooper.
© Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California
Saturday 30 September 2017- Sunday 28 January 2018
2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706, USA
The Bowers Museum, in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), is pleased to announce the US debut of Endurance: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley. Endurance details the heroic tale of survival by renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 27-man crew in their attempt to be the first to cross Antarctica (1914-1917), as captured by noted photographer, Frank Hurley. These stunning and rare photographs from the Society’s archives, reveal one of the greatest photographic records of human survival in history.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the expedition, Endurance presents more than 60 newly digitized photos in stunning resolution, revealing previously unseen details of the crew’s 2-year epic struggle for survival after their ship was destroyed by ice. Bowers Museum’s Endurance marks the first time Hurley’s photos will be on display in this resolution and size. The dramatic photographs will be accompanied by platinum prints – one of the oldest, rarest, most refined and stable of all black and white photographic printing processes - along with some of the original navigation tools, excerpts from the crew’s diaries and some of their most treasured possessions.
Endurance will be on view at the Bowers Museum through to January 28, 2018.
Originally presented in the UK by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and curated by Meredith Hooper as the Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley. Originating sponsors: The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, British Antarctic Territory, Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, Picturae and Rolex UK.