Pilgrimage: Hurley in the Middle East

When 14 Mar, 2019 9:00am — 25 Aug, 2019 5:00pm Where National Library of Australia, Parkes Pl W, Canberra Website http://www.nla.gov.au/
Pilgrimage: Hurley in the Middle East explores a previously unexamined body of work from lifelong adventurer and documentarian Frank Hurley.

As one of the official AIF (Australian Imperial Force) photographers involved in the First World War, he reprised his role with the AIF during the Second World War travelling around the Middle East and North Africa. His official mission was to document Australian service members during the desert campaign, but he was entranced by the local cultures, architecture and landscape and soon turned his unique lens towards them.

The Collections-In-Focus exhibition captures the remarkable landscape and culture of the area and Hurley’s deep passion for that part of the world. Drawing on the Library’s extensive holdings of Frank Hurley material it features photographs, along with his diaries, writings, passport, guidebooks, map and other travel paraphernalia.

Open until 25 August 2019| free
For more information about this event, call 02 6262 1111 or visit http://www.nla.gov.au/

How to get there

Parkes Pl W, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia