Julia Margaret Cameron

Few 19th-century photographers received as much attention as Julia Margaret Cameron. His approach, very personal and so criticized in his time, to photographic technique, from blur to various errors, has established itself as the mark of a pioneering style, integrating imperfection and accident in an innovative way. Original and timeless, the work, produced in barely a decade, between 1864 and 1875, represents one of the most beautiful illustrations of the epic breath of the beginnings of photography.

The exhibition, produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum, is mainly made up of works by the artist from the collections of the British museum. For the Parisian stage of this exhibition, the only one in Europe, it benefits from exceptional loans from the National Library of France, the Orsay Museum and the Maison Victor Hugo.

The first retrospective of this magnitude devoted to him in France in 40 years, the exhibition reveals around a hundred photographs, from his first experiments to historical, literary or figurative allegorical compositions, including an impressive gallery of portraits of his contemporaries.

October 10, 2023 – January 28, 2024


1 place de la Concorde 75001 Paris