Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Photography of Victorian-era artist Julia Margaret Cameron

What the Pre-Raphaelites did for art, Julia Margaret Cameron did for photography. An "amateur," she took her limitations in development and used them to her advantage, portraying a narrative in her compositions as one would in art - a revolutionary idea. It's hard to believe she's of the same era as the stilted and grim sittings of most Victorian or Civil War photography. Her "limitations" turned into brilliance.

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