Julia Margaret Cameron: The Pictorialist Pioneer

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British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron began her career as a woman behind the camera at the age of 48; she converted chicken coop into a photo studio and gathered her friends to pose as mythical or legendary figures, mostly from Arthurian myths and other heroic themes.

While Cameron's career was short, her unorthodox style (soft-focused portraits) will be carried on to history. During her time, photography was only used as a tool for science; Cameron used it for art, thus earning the ire of her critics.

Here's the story of the photographer through this video.

Preview image was taken from the video.

written by lomographymagazine on 2017-06-17 #people #videos #portraiture #pictorialism #julia-margaret-cameron

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