Sunday 12 January 2014


"The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention" Julia Margaret Cameron
British photographer, born in Calcuta India in 1838.

Cameron started her career as a photographer very late in her life after her daughter gave her a camera as a present. Even tho it only lasted over a decade she developed a style that is being imitated even know, specially her amazing soft portraits. She was consider part of the photographic movement called Pictorialism, under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite but her work wasn’t recognized until she was already gone.

It was this boldness of interpretation and confidence in treating a difficult subject which made Cameron not merely derivative as an artist. She created a style in which she could work out her cultural conflicts visually, and so offer imaginative solutions to moral and religious questions.”

She came from a very aristocratic family, and her great-niece was the writer Virginia Woolf.

Woolf's mother: Julia Jackson.

You can read more about her work in this article of Masters of Photography, and a very complete biography in this article in The Guardian.


The PhotoAutomat section is curated by the Brooklyn-based photographer Andreína Restrepo.    

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