8 January 2016 — 24 January 2016
Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)
The photographs of Victorian photographic pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) can be found in a number of albums held at the Bodleian Library, amongst it an album, which she had compiled for Sir Henry Taylor.
Beyond her friendship with the dramatist the Calcutta-born photographer was connected to a wide range of 19th-century artists and savants. Some of these friends received albums as gifts specifically compiled for them while others collected her photographs for pleasure or as a means of support of the contested photographer.
This display showcases works by Cameron, supplementing the Taylor Album by letters and further photographic items. Tracing the individual histories of these objects reveals much about the movement of photographs over decades and about the intellectual ownership networks in which they circulated.
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
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