This paper argues that in order to better understand the photographic techniques, and compositional choices employed by Julia Margaret Cameron, one must analyze them in terms of the language of paintings. By using photography to stage painterly tableaus, Cameron blurred reality and fiction, the result of which is the equalization of all those she photographed, be they famed Victorian poets or female maids.
photographic language; Julia Margaret Cameron; gendered practices; Victorian photography; painting
Art Practice | Photography | Theory and Criticism
Julia Margaret Cameron's Photographs as Paintings.
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