Frank Hurley Photography Awards
Opens 12-02-2021, closes 28-02-2021
Bond Store Basement
James ‘Frank’ Hurley was an important figure in early 20th Century photography, and certainly the most famous Australian photographer of his time. His work in Antarctica with Mawson and Shackleton, his war photography from the trenches of WWI and his capture of famous Australian images including the Sydney Harbour Bridge are still familiar today.
Presented by the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, the Frank Hurley Photography Awards seek out the best in modern adventure and nature photography from around the world. Entries come from more than 25 countries, in 5 categories, judged by some of the world’s leading photographers. The exhibition displays finalists and winners of the awards, including the winner of the first prize, an all-inclusive Antarctic expedition with sponsors Chimu Adventures.
Visitors to the Bond Store Basement can cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced as the exhibition closes.
Image details: Photograph taken during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914 by Frank Hurley.