Julia Margaret Cameron's Women
Yale University Press, 1998 - Photography - 243 pages
Julia Margaret Cameron was a pioneer of photography and one of the great portrait photographers of all time. She photographed many of the major figures of the nineteenth century, including Tennyson, Darwin, Robert Browning, and Longfellow. The bulk of her work, however, consists of portraits of women. This stunning book is the first to concentrate on this central aspect of Cameron’s work, providing new information and insights about one of photography’s most visionary practitioners. Using dramatic lighting and a soft-focus lens, Cameron made mesmerizing psychological portraits that exhibit an intensity of emotion not often publicly revealed in Victorian society. Her portraits of women are variously defiant, forthright, melancholy, or languidly sensual, offering, when seen together, an unexpectedly complex view of the photographer and her time.
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Being an intensive study of the pioneering photographer's portraiture. The book includes a great deal of appended detail on models, mythological subjects, and provenance. The photography is very good; the purchaser accepts that there will be a sameness in subject matter. Read full review
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