1 Artist / 1 Piece: Lady Clementina Hawarden

As a big early photography buff, I've been enamored of Lady Clementina's work for many years. She began experimenting with photography in the 1850s and is now one of the most well remembered Victorian photographers. I studied her work in college during a photography course in which we spent a lot of time focusing on capturing aspects of adolescence. She mainly photographed her daughters as children and teens and, in doing so, has given us an interesting look at upper class Victorian life for a teenage girl. Although most of her images are very stylized and posed (often portraying bits of Greek mythology), they still feel very real to me. This image is an albumen print from wet collodion-on-glass negative.