Group of Ceylonese plantation workers, c 1875-1878.

Cameron, Julia Margaret Pattle

Group of Ceylonese plantation workers, c 1875-1878.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Albumen print. Photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879). Cameron's photographic portraits are considered among the finest in the early history of photography. She set up a private studio at her Isle of Wight home at the age of 48, after her daughter gave her a camera, and she became expert at using the collodion wet-plate process. She used friends, servants and neighbours as subjects, including the scientists John Herschel and Charles Darwin. Cameron moved to Kalutara in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1875, and died there in 1879.

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