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Through January 5, 2014
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Exhibition Tour—Julia Margaret Cameron
Friday, November 22, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
In 1863 Julia Margaret Cameron received her first
camera as a gift from her daughter and son-in-law. At the age of 48
the eclectic Victorian Cameron used the camera, which she described as
"a living thing, with voice and memory and creative vigor," to capture
sitters over long exposure times. In doing this she risked criticism,
for the images were not as sharp as the media she used could support.
They did, however, allow time to float through the lens and for time and
space to be recorded by her sitter's slight shifts or movements. This
approach allowed for a soft sensibility and an image infused with the
spirit of her sitters.
For more information on this exhibition please visit the Metropolitan Museum
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