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Name: Frank Hurley  
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Date of Birth: 15th October 1885
Place of Birth: Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Profession: Director
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Chateau Wood, Ypres, 1917 by Frank Hurley

James Francis "Frank" Hurley (1885 – 17 January 1962) was an Australian photographer, film maker and adventurer. He participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars. His artistic style produced many memorable images but he also used staged scenes and photographic manipulation for which he has been criticised on the grounds that it diminished the documentary value of his work.

Hurley travelled on a number of expedititions to the Antarctic including Douglas Mawson's 1911 expedition. He was a member of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition that set out in 1914 and was marooned until August 1916. In 1917, Hurley joined the AIF as an honorary captain and captured many stunning battlefield scenes during the Third Battle of Ypres. In keeping with his adventurous spirit, he took considerable risks to photograph his subjects. His period with the AIF ended in March 1918. Hurley also served as a war photographer during World War II.

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