Diane Waggoner‘s impressive new book is now available from Princeton University Press. The text is most informative, and the photographs superbly reproduced. Diane has addressed the Society twice: in Los Angeles at our Spring 2006 meeting, and ten years later in Washington, D.C., where she is curator of 19th-century photographs at the National Gallery of… [read full post]
These days its seems that everyone wants to make creative photographic alterations to any number of subjects, however far too often these creations take on a life of their own and through the internet version of the game of telephone become ‘real’. Alan Beechey has recently posted an article on his blog that debunks several… [read full post]
For the Francophone members, a new radio show about Carroll, photography, and mathematics by Patrick Roegiers and Jacques Roubaud. Originally broadcast on January 2, 2015, this program is available until September 27, 2017 so hurry! If the embedded player doesn’t work, direct link here.
The J. Paul Getty museum is putting its collection online, which is currently in beta. Fortunately, some of the items available in the beta are nine Dodgson photos.
My acrophobia notwithstanding, this is a very cool photograph, well deserving of its win in the Clique Challenge in Sydney. Read the full story.
One of our mimsy minions has alerted us that a recent issue of Art History journal includes an article entitled “Shopping in St Petersburg: Lewis Carroll’s Photographs and Icons” Here’s a brief excerpt, courtesy of our minion: “While critics have paid scant attention to Carroll’s Russian visit, maintaining it had little impact upon him since he… [read full post]
Two of the most famous photographs Dodgson made of Alice Liddell have been promised to the Carnegie Museum of Art: “Alice Liddell as a Beggar Maid” (1858, albumen print) and “Alice with Garland” (1860, glass negative). The gift, from the collection of William Talbott Hillman, also includes key works by Roger Fenton, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Alfred Stieglitz… [read full post]
If you like underwater photography – and what landlubber doesn’t? – there’s an artist named Elena Kalis who specializes in just that. Her latest series is called “Alice in Waterland and Looking Glass,” and comprises of lovely submerged Alices. Her entire portfolio can be seen here.
Have you ever heard the story of how Lewis Carroll inspired the career of Staten Island photographer Alice Austen? I thought not. Read all about it in Alice Austen’s Amazing Adventures in The Wonderland of Staten Island on the official website of “The Forgotten History of Staten Island.” Before you get too worried about what… [read full post]
The Dormouse in Chapter VII of The Annotated Alice (pgs. 93-95) gets the following footnote from Martin Gardner: The British dormouse is a tree-living rodent that resembles a small squirrel much more than it does a mouse. The name is from the Latin dormire, to sleep, and has reference to the animal’s habit of winter hibernation…. [read full post]