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Untitled  Julia Margaret Cameron, 1864. Hairnet set with beads, possibly cut steel.

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Julia Margaret Cameron (11 June 1815 – 26 January 1879) was a British photographer. She became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for Arthurian and similar legendary themed pictures. Cameron’s photographic career was short, spanning the last eleven years of her life. She did not take up photography until the age of 48, when she was given a camera as a present. Her work had a huge impact on the development of modern photography, especially her closely cropped portraits…

Julia Margaret Cameron, Beatrice, 1866 Julia successfully captured the model's facial features while stimulating an emotion of forlornness. The sepia filter better evokes this emotion with its warmth, as opposed to harsher contrast of black and white.

This now famous image of the actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) was taken by the photographer Juliet Margaret Cameron (1815-1879). Cameron (who became known for her photographic portraits of nineteenth century celebrities) had purchased a house in Freshwater Bay, in the Isle of Wight in circa 1860 and the original photograph was probably taken in 1864 when the newly married Terry visited the Isle of Wight, with her then husband the painter G.F.Watts.

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contemplative portrait of Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry as a new bride during her honeymoon at Freshwater, the home of photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, Isle of Wight carbon print

Julia Margaret Cameron

funeral-wreaths: “ Julia Margaret Cameron, ‘So now I think my time is near — I trust it is — I know, / The blessed Music went that way my soul will have to go’, 1875 ”

Portrait of Julia Jackson, niece of the photographer and mother of Virginia Woolf.

Cameron portrait of Julia Prinsep Jackson, later Julia Stephen, Cameron's niece, favourite subject, and the mother of the author Virginia Woolf

Resting in Hope; La Madonna Riposata | Cameron, Julia Margaret | V&A Search the Collections

Resting in Hope

Photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron, 'La Madonna Riposata / Resting in Hope' (sitters Mary Hillier and Percy Keown), albumen print, Museum Number

Portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron with her daughter, Julia, 1845, National Media Museum Collection

The only existing print of Julia Margaret Cameron’s beautiful ‘Iago’