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03 July 2019A Photographic Odyssey: Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition On Camera
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A Photographic Odyssey: Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition On Camera Mark Castle Wednesday 03 July 2019

On Ernest Shackleton’s third Antarctic expedition in 1914, his ship, the Endurance, was trapped and eventually crushed in the pack ice. After camping for five months on the ice, Shackleton’s men rowed to the remote Elephant Island. From there, Shackleton sailed for help to South Georgia over 800 miles away. Over three months later he returned to rescue the crew of the Endurance. Frank Hurley, one of the great photographers of the 20th century, was the expeditions’s official photographer. His photographs are a visual narrative of an epic journey which capture with great artistry new and amazing landscapes within which a remarkable human drama is played out. The aim of the lecture is to capture Hurley’s achievements as a photographer of the Antarctic in the first flush of human contact when it was still essentially terra incognita.

Lecturer: Mark Castle was born on the Isles of Scilly and educated at Truro School and Birmingham University. His career has been spent in education and training at home and abroad. He has lectured at Exeter College on Medieval and Tudor history, St Mark’s & St John’s University College, Plymouth and at Bath University on Anglo-Saxon and Medieval England.

(The AGM will be held at 10.45 prior to the July lecture)