Thin Ice: Prints from the 1914-1917 Shackleton Expedition



In celebration of the screening of the VR epic film Thin Ice, 'Shackleton's Epic: Recreating the world's greatest journey of survival'.

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1917 is considered to be the last major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Conceived by Sir Ernest Shackleton, the expedition was an attempt to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. After Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition in 1911, this crossing remained, in Shackleton's words, the "one great main object of Antarctic journeyings".

Shackleton's expedition failed to accomplish this objective but became recognized instead as an epic feat of endurance.

These prints are reproductions of images taken by Frank Hurley during the monumental journey

The prints have age marks and marks from the glass negative breaks, as well as marks transmitted from the original photo album. They are a reminder of a time before instant imagery, when large plate cameras and their robust wooden tripods were barely portable.

These archival images are printed on 330gsm cotton rag paper, ready to frame. Available in 2 print sizes: A4 and A3.

Shot on large format, the aspect ratio does not fit exactly into modern paper sizes. The image will be scaled to fit, in the most appropriate manner to the paper size selected, leaving the image frame visible and as close as possible to the paper edge

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