From life: Julia Margaret Cameron & Victorian photography

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Aurum Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Acknowledged as the outstanding portrait photographer of her generation,ulia Margaret Cameron was a very late starter. She was born to English andrench parents in Calcutta in 1815, five days before the Battle of father was a high-ranking civil servant in the British East India Company,nd it was expected that Julia would follow the example of her sisters byonnecting herself to an established Anglo-Indian professional. She didxactly that in 1838 when she married Charles Hay Cameron, a legal scholar,nd settled down to the quiet life of a typical Victorian colonial matron.;ut beneath this conventional exterior, Cameron was becoming increasinglynterested in photography, and particularly in new technologies that wouldllow photographic images to be reproduced and preserved in a permanent form.hortly after her marriage, she began a long and affectionate correspondenceith Sir John Herschel, the world-renowned scientist, and he took greatelight in keeping her informed about new developments in photography.erschel and Cameron believed that in the medium of photography, science and

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