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"I longed to arrest all the beauty that came before me and at length the longing has been satisfied." Julia Margaret Cameron.

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1 "I longed to arrest all the beauty that came before me and at length the longing has been satisfied." Julia Margaret Cameron

2 Julia Margaret Cameron was born Julia Margaret Pattle in Calcutta, India, to James Pattle, a British official of the East India Company, and Adeline de l'Etang, a daughter of French aristocrats. Cameron was from a family of celebrated beauties, and was considered an ugly duckling among her sisters. For example, each sister had an attribute which she used as a nickname. Her sisters had nicknames like "beauty". Julia's nickname was "talent". This instilled in Julia an obsession with idealized beauty. Julia Margaret Cameron The Mountain Nymph Sweet Liberty 1866

3 Julia Margaret Cameron Julia Jackson 1864/ , at the age of 48, Cameron received a camera from her daughter Became a member of the Photographic Societies of London & Scotland

4 Julia Margaret Cameron The Echo 1868 Used her friends and children as subjects

5 Julia Margaret Cameron My Ewen's Bride (God's Gift to Us) November 18, 1869 Registered as well as procured a copyright for each of her photographs, thus preserving a large body of her work Photography was a new medium and her work is credited with capturing historical figures

6 Julia Margaret Cameron J.F.W. Herschel 1867 She worked in 2 genres: celebrity portraiture and illustrative portraiture Some of her famous portraits: Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Charles Darwin

7 Mariana "She said I am aweary, aweary, I would that I were dead" 1875


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