Quote of the Week by Julia Margaret Cameron


“When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.” —Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1897)

Julia Margaret Cameron is best known today for her moving and sensitive portraits of eminent Victorians. Her practice of photography began relatively late in her life, at age of 48, when her daughter gave her a sliding wooden box camera. In 1864, she began to register her work at the British Copyright Office, and went on to become a member of the Photographic Society of London and of Scotland. Her work was frequently exhibited in London, Dublin, Berlin, Paris, Philadelphia, and the Netherlands, and won numerous medals and awards.