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New Work by Abelardo Morell

Many of us grew enamored of the photographic assemblages of the world-renowned, award-winning photographer Abelardo Morell with his edition of Wonderland (Dutton, 1998) or A Book of Books (Bulfinch, 2002). He has now illustrated Looking-Glass, and re-visited his Wonderland work. A suitable publisher is being sought. We are anticipating an interview with him in the… [read full post]

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Lewis Carroll’s Photography and Modern Childhood

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]

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Exploring the Influence of Lewis Carroll’s Trip to Russia on His Photography

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]

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Famous photographs of Alice Liddell promised to the Carnegie Museum of Art

Alice Liddell as a Beggar Maid
Alice Liddell as a Beggar Maid, now at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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]

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The little-known story of Lewis Carroll and the girl from Staten Island

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]

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