Lecture: Outside/In: Clementina Hawarden’s Domestic Portraits

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10 May 2018, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

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Untitled (Probably Elphinstone Agnes Maude and Cornwallis Maude) Clementina Hawarden ca.1862 © Gernsheim Collection, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Untitled (Probably Elphinstone Agnes Maude and Cornwallis Maude)
Clementina Hawarden ca.1862 © Gernsheim Collection, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Art photographer or portrait photographer—or both? Clementina Hawarden (1822-1865) won awards for artistic costume tableaux of her daughters. Using images selected from the 775 Hawarden photographs in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection, Virginia Dodier discusses how Hawarden’s photographic style evolved while her family remained the focus of her life and work.

Virginia Dodier is a photography historian, librarian and archivist. Over a 30-year career she has worked at the George Eastman Museum, the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is the author of Clementina, Lady Hawarden: Studies from Life, 1857-1864 (V&A Press and Aperture, 1999) and contributed to the exhibition catalogue, Exposed: The Victorian Nude (Tate Britain, 2001).

Part of the programme of events complementing Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.

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