The Countess of Castiglione, Virginia Oldoïni, or as she is better known, La Castiglione was an aristocrat born in Florence (Italy). She was an important figure to the history of photography during the 19th century. Also, she achieved notoriety for her political influence due to her relationship with French emperor Napoleon III. Countess of Castiglione,… Continue reading Who was the Countess of Castiglione
Jingna Zhang is one of my favourite contemporary photographers. She has a unique style in which she combines fantasy and painting, since her work is very influenced by Asian aesthetics as well as by western art. She is a fashion and a fine art photographer based in New York, however she was born in Beijing… Continue reading Who is Jingna Zhang?
Julia Margaret Cameron was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century. Her photographs purposely out of focus, often including scratches, smudges and other traces of the artistic’s process were considered rule-breaking by the critics of her time. She started taking up photography for her amusement at the age of 48,… Continue reading The Rosebud Garden of Girls by Julia Margaret Cameron
On this day in 1958 was born Francesca Stern Woodman. She was an American photographer especially famous for her black and white pictures and her work continues to be the subject of critical acclaim until today. Self-portrait by Francesca Woodman (c.1977) Photo credit: Wikiart She was born in Denver to a family of artists. She… Continue reading On this day… was born Francesca Woodman
Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob was a French photographer, sculptor and writer born in Nantes in a prominent intellectual Jewish family, who considered herself as genderqueer, what explains the adoption of the gender-ambiguous pseudonym of Claude Cahun by 1919. Cahun’s work was political and very personal. Often her work undermined traditional concepts of static gender roles,… Continue reading Who was Claude Cahun?