The man worth a thousand words: Hon Capt James Francis “Frank” Hurley OBE

Summary

17-AUGUST-1917. While serving as one of the Australian Official War Photographers, Honorary Captain James Francis “Frank” Hurley OBE was an Australian photographer and adventurer. He participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica, under Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars. His artistic style produced many memorable images, but his predilection to use composite imagery in a time before photoshop gained him a number of detractors, in particular Charles Bean, Australia’s First World War Official Historian, and the Department of Information that he worked for in the Second World War. But even with that, he is still Australia’s most famous photographer

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