The Queen’s Gallery Opens The Heart of the Great Alone. Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography

. October 24, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Queen’s Gallery Opens The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography on view 21 October 2011 until 15 April 2012.

This exhibition of remarkable Antarctic photography by George Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley marks the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole.

Ponting’s dramatic images record Scott’s Terra Nova expedition of 1910–12, which led to the tragic death of five of the team on their return from the South Pole. Hurley’s extraordinary icescapes were taken during Ernest Shackleton’s Polar expedition on Endurance in 1914–17, which ended with the heroic sea journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia. Both collections of photographs were presented to King George V and are today part of the Royal Photograph Collection.

Image: Frank Hurley, Head of Moraine Fjord, South Georgia, 24 November 1914 Presented to King George V, 1917 © reserved/Royal Collection.

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