Lunchtime Talk: Victorian Giants - Influence and Art

Thursday 12 July 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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The Evening Sun (Iphigenia) by Oscar Rejlander

Discover more about our current exhibition Victorian Giants: the Birth of Art Photography.

Dr Sabina Jaskot-Gill, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, will delve into the personal and professional connections between the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography: Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden.

The talk will explore the stylistic dialogues between the works, and the impact of the introduction of wet plate collodion on photographic production in the 1850s and 60s.

Dr Jaskot-Gill will identify the debates surrounding the status of photography as art at this time, and how the contemporary experimental approach to picture-making, and radical attitudes towards photography, have informed artistic practice ever since.

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