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ON TO THE MET: JULIA MARGARET CAMERON

October 13, 2013

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Julia Margaret Cameron(English, 1815-1879). Sir John Herschel. April 1867. Albumen silver print from glass negative. The Rubel Collection, Promised Gift of William Rubel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (L 1997.84.6)
Upon learning from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that they were putting on “Julia Margaret Cameron,” I rushed to get there. I hoped that they would do a better job with this gifted portrait photographer (1815-1879) than MoMA did, when they staged “Julia Margaret Cameron’s Women,” back in 1999. (more…)