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Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life
by Alasdair McGregor

ISBN: 9780670073511
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Australia
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 468
PUBLICATION DATE: 26.10.2009
DIMENSIONS: 241mmX195mmX28mm 1310grams

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Frank Hurley was once a household name in Australia. Now most famous for his photographs of the Shackleton Endurance and Mawson Antarctic expeditions, he was also a visual chronicler of many of the major events of the twentieth century and of a rapidly disappearing non-Western world. He was an official photographer in two world wars, a pioneering documentary-maker, participant in early feats of aviation, and cinematographer on major Australian feature films of the 1930s. Hurley was an enigmatic and sometimes contradictory character - a loner who courted publicity, a curmudgeonly perfectionist, a pragmatic sentimentalist. He craved adventure, excitement and accolades, often forsaking his family and business commitments to travel and work all over the globe. In this definitive, illustrated biography, Alasdair McGregor vividly describes the character, achievements and disappointments of a driven and remarkable Australian.

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