As a woman, I naturally celebrate a little when I look back in the history of photography and see other women who have made significant contributions to my craft. In a field that perceptually (even to this day) seems to be dominated by males, it's nice to remember that women also had hands in this industry from its early stages. Julia Margaret Cameron is one of those women. Cameron was a British woman living in the British Colonial system in India in the mid-1800's. She was a privileged woman, which allowed her to … [Read more...] about History of Photography: Julia Margaret Cameron
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Is photography art? This seemingly simple question is anything but. Since the earliest days of photography, critics and photographers themselves have questioned if it's purely a mechanical, commercial process or one that is intrinsically woven as another thread into the totality of the arts. In the 1850's, the patents on photography held by William Henry Fox Talbot were relaxed. The photography industry saw an influx of professionals seeking to meet the needs of an ever growing public's demand for photos and portraits. These professionals … [Read more...] about History of Photography: Is Photography Art?