Painter, photographer and one-time architect, Alasdair McGregor is the author of The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone, Australia's Wild Islands (both with Quentin Chester), Mawson's Huts: An Antarctic Expedition Journal, Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life and Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. He was artist and photographer for three AAP Mawson's Huts Foundation expeditions to Antarctica, and in 2000 was curator (for the Australian High Commission to Canada) of ' . . . that sweep of splendour': A Century of Australians in Antactica, a travelling exhibition featuring the photography of Frank Hurley. Alasdair McGregor lives in Sydney.