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Europese Fotomontage: Mabel Odessey & Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev

Before there was Instagram, people used chemical emulsifying processes to make their photographs look cool. An American artist named Mabel Odessey will have a site-specific installation at France’s Château de Lacaze from May 6 thru 30th, using the distinctly retro technique of pinhole photography. She described the show to us in an e-mail: The photographs are made… [read full post]


Washington Ballet photoshoot gives a taste of next month’s new Alice production

Alice Starring Maki Onuki (Photo Dean Alexander. Produced by Design Army)

The world premiere of Septime Webre’s ballet Alice (in Wonderland) in Washington, D.C., is less than a month away and Washington Life magazine is readying the town with a front cover photoshoot for their March edition. Sneak peak pictures are below and more can been seen online at Washington Life. Also on the website is a behind-the-scenes… [read full post]


Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa, Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

There’s a chance to see one of Charles Dodgson’s photographs up close at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston between now and August 5 this year. “Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa,” taken on July 14, 1873, is a recent acquisition by the museum and has been included in their new exhibition, Silver, Salt, and Sunlight:… [read full post]


Pictures from a wedding in Wonderland

Wonderland Wedding 2

Alice in Wonderland is increasingly popular as a wedding theme on reality television and in life (one “credit crunch” bride has even described it as recession-defying). As ever, some couples go further than others. This week many blogs have been reposting these pictures of newlyweds Erin and Matt – a couple with a vision, to be sure…. [read full post]


Alice in Waterland: Magical underwater photographs by Elena Kalis

Elena Kalis
Elena Kalis

Back in Issue 83 of the Knight Letter we mentioned the incredible underwater photographs of Elena Kalis, but I wonder how many of you have actually had a chance to see them? Elena’s images are copyrighted but she is happy for people to share them on blogs like this. Three of my favorites are below… [read full post]


Good Alice images on Avax News

Baby Leroy
Baby Leroy as “Joker” in the Paramount production of “Alice in Wonderland” (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1933

Avax News is a website for interesting photos. Their mission is clearly stated: Every day, Lord Almighty is responsible for hundred thousands of fascinating and mysterious events in our earthly existence, which people gaze upon with wonder through the lenses of the camera. The most gripping of those images you can find within these pages…. [read full post]


“Fellini’s take on Lewis Carroll”: photography by Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French

“Starfield” by Los Angeles artists Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French is among the “Circumspect” works on view at E6 Gallery. – SF Chronicle

This new Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French photography exhibit in San Francisco at the E6 Gallery is said to be “Lewis Carroll … inspired” by the San Francisco Chronicle. The exhibit, called Circumspect, was also described by Photograph magazine as “Fellini’s take on Lewis Carroll.” And Charbonneau says, “Our vision of the solar system and the… [read full post]


Kate’s Middleton’s honors dissertation: “Angels from Heaven’: Lewis Carroll’s Photographic Interpretation of Childhood”

Any 6-year-old girl obsessed with Disney Princess merchandise will tell you that Alice was not one of the princesses (‘princi‘?). However, it turns out a real princess seems to have been interested in Alice.  At the center of the media spotlight right now is Prince William’s royal fiancée Kate Middleton, to be wed in a few short… [read full post]


Simon Winchester on Charles Dodgson: “his interest in the Liddell girls during their prepubescent years was unremarkable, in every sense of the word”

Simon Winchester, author of the excellent book The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, is back with a book about Lewis Carroll and the Liddell family called The Alice Behind Wonderland. The new book uses Carroll’s famous 1958 photograph of Alice as a beggar-girl… [read full post]


The Daguerreotype that was not Dodgson or The High Price of Mistaken Identity

Who are you?

Dr Michael Pritchard, a regular contributor to the British Photographic History Blog, has alerted us to his cautionary tale about the uncertain world of eBay bidding. The above daguerreotype, which if you can’t read it is captioned “Charles L. Dodgson Christ Church 1858,” recently sold on eBay for £3,300, about $5,300. The image, if you… [read full post]