Stand There! She Shouted

By Susan Goldman Rubin

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

The lens turns to Julia Margaret Cameron, an ambitious and fascinating early photographer of 1800s celebrities including Tennyson and Darwin.

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 a wonderful variety of photographs and gorgeous illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline, this engrossing biography illuminates the very beginnings of photography - and the determined woman who, in her own middle age, mastered its cumbersome equipment and made the art form her own.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 8+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780763657536
  • Published: 04 Sep 2014
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 235 x 195 mm
  • Pages: 80

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'This handsomely designed and illustrated biography introduces readers to the groundbreaking Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. ... Rubin engagingly chronicles Cameron's life... In addition to the more than a dozen period photographs, including several by Cameron, are elegant illustrations by Ibatoulline emulating the pre-Raphaelite style of the time.An informative, engrossing biography about a clever, determined woman who, at the beginnings of photography, made the art form uniquely her own.' Kirkus Reviews

'This charming work gives a grounding in traditional photography, as well as telling the story of a highly inspirational lady.' Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Read

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