Julia Margaret Cameron was an ambitious and devoted pioneer of the art of photography. She was visionary in her belief of the 'divine' power of the medium, daring in her experiments with image making and persistent in the promotion of her work.
Julia Margaret Cameron: Biography
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 – 79) was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century. Best known for her powerful portraits, she also posed her sitters – friends, family and servants – as characters from biblical, historical or allegorical stories.
Julia Margaret Cameron's Letters to Henry Cole
Five letters from Julia Margaret Cameron to Sir Henry Cole are held in the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Written between May 1865 and December 1872 they chronicle her dealings with the South Kensington Museum from the early years of her photographic career.
Julia Margaret Cameron: Working Methods
Julia Margaret Cameron made albumen-silver prints from wet collodion glass plate negatives. She was innovative and unconventional in her approach to the technical applications of her medium in order to create images transcending a purely descriptive function of photography.
Exhibition - Julia Margaret Cameron
28 November 2015 - 21 February 2016. To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 - 1879), one of the most important and experimental photographers of the 19th century, the V&A will present over 100 of her photographs from the Museum’s collection.