Lecture: Julia Margaret Cameron: 19th Century Photographer of Genius

29 March 2018, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Charles Darwin
by Julia Margaret Cameron

Colin Ford CBE, photographic curator and historian, looks at the life and work of Julia Margaret Cameron, who was not only a brilliant photographer but aimed to photograph as many Victorians of genius as she could.

Colin Ford CBE was the first curator of photography in any British national museum (National Portrait Gallery, 1972-82).  As such, he acquired or identified many of the photographs in Victorian Giants – though he is thrilled by the NPG’s recent acquisition of the album by O J Rejlander. In the 1970s, Ford initiated the first catalogue raisonné of any photographer: Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs. This was published in 2003 by The Getty Museum in association with the National Museum of Photography Film & Television, Bradford (now the National Science and Media Museum), of which he was the founding head. The catalogue has contributions from three other photographic scholars.

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

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