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Stand There! She Shouted : The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron
by Susan Goldman Rubin and Bagram Ibatoulline


Overview - The lens turns to Julia Margaret Cameron, an ambitious and fascinating early photographer of 1800s celebrities and romantic staged tableaux.

The girls in Julia Margaret's family were known as "the beautiful Miss Pattles"-- all except her.  Read more...


 
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More About Stand There! She Shouted by Susan Goldman Rubin; Bagram Ibatoulline
 
 
 
Overview
The lens turns to Julia Margaret Cameron, an ambitious and fascinating early photographer of 1800s celebrities and romantic staged tableaux.

The girls in Julia Margaret's family were known as "the beautiful Miss Pattles"-- all except her. Plain, short, and clever, Julia Margaret would eventually create her own beauty in the photographs she produced. Susan Goldman Rubin follows the groundbreaking photographer from her privileged childhood in Calcutta and Versailles to her role in bohemian salons in England, whose luminaries -- Alfred Tennyson and many others -- would later pose for her portraits. Commanding and eccentric, Julia Margaret Cameron persuaded children and friends to dress up and hold still for the long sittings needed to stage scenes based on literature and myth. Featuring more than a dozen vintage photographs as well as gorgeous illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline, this engrossing biography illuminates the very beginnings of photography --and the determined woman who made the art form her own.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763657536
  • ISBN-10: 0763657530
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 73
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-09-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

This accomplished collaboration chronicles the life and work of Julia Margaret Cameron, a 19th-century pioneer of elaborately staged, purposefully out-of-focus photographic portraiture. Cameron's photographs are interspersed with Ibatoulline's (The Matchbox Diary) characteristically lush paintings, the most striking of which are his recreations of Cameron's portrait sittings, where his attention to detail mirrors the photographer's own exacting devotion to her craft. Rubin (Freedom Summer) succinctly traces Cameron's life from a peripatetic childhood split between India and France to her bohemian adult years in England, where literature, art, and theater inspired her dramatically posed portraits. Quotations from Cameron and her subjects (who were forced to sit for hours, sometimes in cumbersome costumes) manifest her strong will and demanding personality. "As a photographer, she was ruthless," writes Rubin. "Children, her favorite subject, feared her." A revealing biography of a passionate, uncompromising artist that simultaneously serves to illuminate the advent of photography and the upper-class Victorian lifestyle. Ages 8–12. Author's agent: George Nicholson, Sterling Lord Literistic. Illustrator's agent: Nancy Gallt, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Sept.)

 
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