A talk on Julia Margaret Cameron

A presentation by architect Ismeth Raheem on "Julia Margaret Cameron, Late 19th Century Portraitist - Her connections to Ceylon (Sri Lanka)" will be held at the premises of the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka at the Lionel Wendt at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7. The talk is part of the Society's programme of monthly activities and is open to the public.

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 - 1879) is one of the now highly acclaimed photographers of 19th century England. Of her short photographic career of 13 years, she spent one fourth in Ceylon. However details of her connection to Ceylon are not widely known, and not many are even aware that her remains lie buried in a churchyard in Bogawantalawa, Nuwara Eliya.

Cameron had links with the pre-Raphaelite art scene in London and associated closely with the Victorian artists and writers. She was a direct ancestor of Virginia Woolf, whose husband Leonard also had a connection with Ceylon. Among the famous 19th century figures who sat for Cameron's portraits were Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Charles Darwin. Her photographic subjects in Ceylon were mainly peasants and plantation workers.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
Other Plus Articles
Milk under microscope
Our trains and rail system are going backwards, not forwards - Letter to the Editor
Uda Walawe exposé a huge service to the country - Letter to the Editor
Keep the stamp collectors happy - Letter to the Editor
Splendid service for hearing impaired - Letter to the Editor
Distinguished physicist was a great teacher and complete gentleman - Appreciations
Kamal’s love of books enlightened the Malay community - Appreciations
Former Surveyor General would have made an excellent Governor General - Appreciations
To our beautiful Ceylon Rose - Appreciations
Words straight from the head and heart
The fall of Ravana
Making of ‘Machan’: From real life to reel life
A colourful message
World-class Japanese pianist to play here
“I see, I feel, I paint”
Ambassador who had Lankan politics in his blood
Don’t turn a deaf ear on those who want to live in a brighter world
Providing a good education to blind students in your country - Why and how?
It’s time again for the Memory Walk
First Lankan hairdresser to get AQF
A talk on Julia Margaret Cameron
Showing the way to great homes


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2008 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution