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Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley
Boissonnas in Egypt
Britain from the Air
Discovering our shared Antarctic heritage
Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print
Shackledon's Endurance: discovering our shared Antarctic heritage
The legacy of the Silk Road
Trailfinders staff photography exhibition
Travels with the Director - Rita Gardner


Exhibitions taking place at the Society this season.

Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print

 Tuesday 4 July – Friday 18 August 2017

Marking the centenary of the Endurance expedition and the extraordinary achievement of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, this summer the Society is exhibiting platinum prints taken from the first digital copies of the rare and fragile glass-plate negatives, rescued from the ice of the Weddell Sea by their creator, Shackleton’s photographer and expedition team member, Frank Hurley.
Produced for the Society by Georges Charlier – master print-maker of Salto-Ulbeek in Belgium – each print takes several weeks to make using the rare platinum print process. Prints are available for purchase from the Society.

The Society’s centenary exhibition is now on tour around the UK, find out more.

Britain from the Air

 Wednesday 9 August - Tuesday 31 October (Liverpool)

Britain from the Air is a major national, outdoor touring exhibition of over 100 stunning aerial photographs. These images offer an exhilarating perspective of some of the UK’s most breath-taking and thought provoking landscapes and landmarks whilst telling the fascinating story of Britain’s geography and history.

Shackleton’s Endurance: discovering our shared Antarctic heritage

 Friday 16 June - Sunday 12 November

The UK tour of the Society’s Enduring Eye exhibition showcases the newly digitised images taken by Frank Hurley and explores ‘local hero’ connections through talks, educational workshops, film screenings and joint Collections displays. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Boissonnas in Egypt

 Friday 3 November - Thursday 30 November 

Explore the intersection of photographic history and political geography through the lavish Egypte publication (1932) by Swiss photographer Fred Boissonnas and work from his unfinished project in the Sinai (1929-33). Sponsored by the Saint Catherine Foundation in collaboration with the Ligatus Research Centre of the University of the Arts London.

More information: www.saintcatherinefoundation.org

Travels with the Director - Rita Gardner

 Tuesday 5 - Thursday 21 December

One of Rita’s passions outside of work is travelling independently to experience extraordinary landscapes and wildlife across the world. She shares some of her favourite places and images.

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