Shackleton and Hurley, 1915

From a photo of Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer, and his photographer, Frank Hurley. They, along with 26 others, were stranded on the ice for about 18 months, trying to survive and get back to civilization.  
In the photo, his face clearly carries the burden of getting all his men back alive “Though he was virtually fearless in the physical sense, he suffered an almost pathological dread of losing control of the situation….He felt he had gotten them into this situation and it was his responsibility to get them out.”
16x20 acrylic on canvas. $360

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