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Online: Julia Margaret Cameron: Close Up / exhibition and film

Julia Margaret Cameron: Close Up is a new exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries focusing on Cameron's astonishing close up portraits of great men. The selection was chosen by her son Henry for a volume of work he was compiling called Tennyson and his friends. Printed in large format, these images demonstrate Julia’s genius for photographing genius.

The exhibition will be shown alongside the rare volume of Tennyson and his Friends 1893 when Dimbola Museum and Galleries re-open.

As Dimbola is currently closed due to the Covid19 Pandemic it commissioned photographer Julian Winslow to produce a short film about the exhibition Narrated by Gail Middleton, it illustrates Julia’s remarkable legacy and her role as the pioneer of the close up.

Read more about the exhibition and its content here:

To view this film click here

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