Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography (Mar 2018)

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The National Portrait Gallery's Victorian Giants exhibition will bring together the works of four celebrated figures in art photography: Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden.

These four artists created some of the best photography during the Victorian era, and their radical attitudes and experimental approach have informed artists ever since.

Highlights include portraits of Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Carlyle, George Frederick Watts and Lord Tennyson.

 

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