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If you’re in Manchester this week there’s on opportunity to see a stunning collection of photographs from Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition at Central Library. The newly digitised images form a touring exhibition from the Royal Geographical Society and mark the centenary of the epic Antarctic expedition.

At the heart of the exhibition are more than ninety photographs, taken by Shackleton’s official expedition photographer Frank Hurley, and saved by him under the most extreme circumstances to provide a lasting record of the men of the Endurance and their story. A number of the images are even displayed alongside Hurley’s fragile glass plate negatives. 

Also, all the photographs of mountains of ice and men suffering in temperatures of -25º has a very effective cooling effect. The free exhibition runs until Saturday 11th June.

Visit the RGS website for more information.

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