Julia Margaret Cameron

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Julia Margaret Cameron
Cameron in 1870
Julia Margaret Pattle

(1815-06-11)11 June 1815
Calcutta, British India
Died26 January 1879(1879-01-26) (aged 63)
Known forPhotography

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was a British photographer. She photographed artists and scientists.[1]

Cameron was born June 11, 1815 in Calcutta, India. Her father worked for the British East India Company. Cameron was sent to school in England and Europe. After her education she returned to British India. In 1838 she married Charles Hay Cameron.[2] In 1848 she and her husband and children moved to England. For her 48th birthday she was given a camera. She liked experimenting with the camera and developing photographs.[1] She often made photographs of her friends including the scientist Charles Darwin and the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson.[3]

In 1875 Cameron moved from England to Ceylon with her husband. She died there on January 26, 1879.[2][4]

Her work is in many museums including the Art Institute of Chicago,[5] the Metropolitan Museum of Art,[6] the Museum of Modern Art,[7] the National Gallery of Art,[8]

In 2013 the Metropolitan Museum of Art held a solo exhibition of her photographs.[9] In 2016 the Victoria and Albert Museum held a retrospective exhibition of Cameron's work.[10][11] The exhibtion was held on Cameron's bicentenary (200th birthday).[12]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ignotofsky, Rachel (2019). Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World. Ten Speed Press. pp. 20–21. ISBN 978-0399580437.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Julia Margaret Cameron". International Photography Hall of Fame. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  3. "Julia Margaret Cameron". RKD. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  4. "Julia Margaret Cameron". The Art Institute of Chicago. 1815. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  5. "Julia Margaret Cameron". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  6. "Julia Margaret Cameron". The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  7. Rosenberg, Karen (22 August 2013). "Ardent Victorian at the Lens". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 August 2023.
  8. "Julia Margaret Cameron". Fundación MAPFRE. Retrieved 30 August 2023.
  9. Murphy, Adrian (11 June 2015). "Trailblazing Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron to be celebrated nationwide". Museums + Heritage Advisor. Retrieved 30 August 2023.
  10. "A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A". Aesthetica Magazine. Retrieved 30 August 2023.

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