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A Photographer Develops: Reading Robinson, Rejlander, And Cameron, Jonathan R. Fardy Sep 2014

A Photographer Develops: Reading Robinson, Rejlander, And Cameron, Jonathan R. Fardy

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This study examines the historical emergence of the photographer by turning to the writings of three important photographers of the nineteenth century: Henry Peach Robinson (1830-1901), Oscar Gustave Rejlander (1813-1875), and Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879). The photographic works of each of these photographers has been the subject of much historical and interpretive analysis, but their writings have yet to receive significant scholarly attention. It is the claim of this study that this archive opens a new set of questions: What did it mean to claim: “I am a photographer” at photography’s advent? How did these individuals come to identify ...