Frank Hurley travelled as ships photographer on the Endurance to the Antarctic, and along with other members of the ships crew kept a diary. In this exhibition at the Liverpool Maritime Museum 150 of his photographs are coupled with diary entries to tell the story of their epic and difficult voyage.
These personal narratives and images seem to be a pre-cursor of travel blogs and tweets. The small notes and photographs that are deemed important to document for others who will read them on their return, a document of what it was like to be there.
“It is beyond conception, even to us, that we are dwelling on a colossal ice raft, with but five feet of water separating us from 2,000 fathoms of ocean, & drifting along under the caprices of wind & tides, to heaven knows where.”
Frank Hurley, diary”