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Stand There! She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron    by Susan Goldman Rubin & Bagram Ibatoulline order for
Stand There! She Shouted
by Susan Goldman Rubin
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Given her first camera when she was 48 years old, Julia Margaret Cameron was an early 19th century photographer who developed unorthodox techniques to capture the personalities of her subjects.

At a time when the typical portrait was stiff and rather uninteresting, Cameron posed her subjects and dressed them in ways that added a new element to the staid portraits of the time.

Among her famous subjects were Charles Darwin and Alfred Tennyson. During her eleven year career Cameron created thousands of photographs and her one woman shows created quite a stir.

From her birth in India and her childhood in France, this short, well illustrated biography follows the life of a very remarkable woman.

Although this picture book is obviously directed at a young audience (eight years of age and older), any adult interested in photography and the role of women in the field will find this an interesting book. The selection of Cameron's photos alone is worth the price of the volume.

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