The Wild Flower (1867) by Julia Margaret CameronThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
'A devoted mother, a devout Christian, and the wife of a high colonial official in India twenty years her senior, Julia Margaret Cameron began her photographic career when she was nearly fifty years old.'
Annie (January 1864) by Julia Margaret CameronThe J. Paul Getty Museum
'On the paper on which this print is mounted, Julia Margaret Cameron inscribed the words: "My very first success in Photography." Cameron had received her first camera as a gift just one month before writing these words.'
Prayer and Praise (1865) by Julia Margaret CameronThe J. Paul Getty Museum
'Julia Margaret Cameron may have decided to include a fourth figure, the young girl at the left, to add pictorial balance to the composition.'
'--Mrs. Percy Shelley Julia Margaret Cameron often directed female models to represent tragic heroines whose sorrow made them beautiful.'
[Julia Jackson] (1867) by Julia Margaret CameronThe J. Paul Getty Museum
'Julia Jackson, the daughter of Cameron's sister Maria (Mia), was Julia Margaret Cameron's namesake and favorite niece.'
Mrs. Herbert Duckworth (1846-1895), born Julia Prinsep Jackson, later Mrs. Julia Stephen, Mother of Virginia Woolf (1867) by Julia Margaret CameronThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
'One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron was 48 and a mother of six when she received her first camera as a Christmas gift in 1863.'
Ophelia Study No. 2 (1867) by Julia Margaret CameronGeorge Eastman Museum
'After receiving a camera as a gift from her daughter, Julia Margaret Cameron began her career in photography at the age of forty-eight.'
Marie Spartali (1870) by Julia Margaret CameronThe J. Paul Getty Museum
'Although Spartali's specific physical traits are blurred, Julia Margaret Cameron did not intend to represent her as an ambiguous, allegorical figure.'
[Holy Family] (1872) by Julia Margaret CameronThe J. Paul Getty Museum
'At least that may have been Julia Margaret Cameron's intention as part of her strategy to elevate photography to the status of high-art.'
The parting of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere (1874) by Julia Margaret CameronMusée d’Orsay, Paris
'In 1874, the writer Alfred Lord Tennyson asked his friend and neighbour from the Isle of Wight, Julia Margaret Cameron, to illustrate one of his works with her photographs.'
Charles Norman with His Daughters Adeline and Margaret (July 1874) by Julia Margaret CameronThe J. Paul Getty Museum
'This photograph was made shortly after the death of Julia Margaret Cameron's only daughter, Julia Norman, in childbirth.'
Girl, Ceylon (1875–1879) by Julia Margaret CameronThe J. Paul Getty Museum
'Cameron made this photograph near the end of her life, when she lived in what is now Sri Lanka.'