Julia Margaret Cameron

I finally got around to seeing the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibit at the MET. Though the selection was smaller than I expected it was definitely worth going. Cameron only started photographing when she was 48 years old but her portraits are excellent. She knew some celebrities in her time like Charles Darwin and Sir John Herschel. And like any great artist she wasn’t appreciated in her own time because she didn’t follow the conventional rules of photography. Some of her work was staged images of religious scenes, which I didn’t particular care for. However her portraits were exceptional. Even the ones that were dark and blurry held so much emotion and movement. Many of them had a ghost-like quality but still captured the life of the subject. I wish the MET was able to show more of her work but I encourage everyone to go see it. It’ll be up till January 5, 2014.

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