Julia Margaret Cameron
220 pages, 23 x 26 cm , 1087 g.
Julia Margaret Cameron
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Although Julia Margaret Cameron did not discover photography until she was 48 years old, in barely 2 years she had sold work and donated some of her photographs to the South Kensington Museum (currently known as the Victoria and Albert Museum).

Cameron had her relatives, servants and friends, some of whom were the most important British poets, writers and artists of the day, pose as models. The photographs of Julia Margaret Cameron broke the established rules of the period: they are intentionally out of focus and often include defects, scratches, stains and other scrapings of the creative process. The artist made use of “flou”, a kind of intentional blur, to imbue her works with poetic power. In spite of the criticism she received from peers who did not share her unconventional techniques, she was praised for the beauty of her compositions and her notion of photography as an art form.

The photographer valued aesthetics over technique, caring more about poetic expression than depicting reality. A defender of the role of photography as an art, Cameron said: “My aspirations are to ennoble Photography and to secure for it the character and uses of High Art by combining the Real and Ideal and sacrificing nothing of the Truth by all possible devotion to Poetry and Beauty.”

This comprehensive monograph on the work of Julia Margaret Cameron includes scientific essays, along with a biographical appendix that features an important part of the correspondence between Cameron and Henry Cole.
EditorMaría Martínez Cid, Paloma Castellanos, Fernando Gaona
PublisherFundación Mapfre
ContributorsMarta Weiss, Juan Naranjo
Type of bookExhib'publication
Museum / PlaceFundación Mapfre, Madrid
Article IDart-61292
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