Through reading Mavor’s piece on Carroll what I found interesting was Carroll’s friendship with young middle class girls. Additionally, the photographof Alice Liddell is interesting as it is a glamorous depiction of her as a child beggar. I feel this contrasts starkingly to Carroll’s image of a real working class girl in which their is no sense of fun or embellishment. Despite the questions that his photographs arouse you could argue that Carroll’s work is quite modern in that he’s constructing this fantasy world via photography. Moreover, its almost as though he trying to reconstruct this idealization of childhood which is why he limited his contact with middle class children as he was all too aware that their childhood was limited.
Posted by: ellis22s | November 15, 2010
Lewis Carroll and markings of womanhood
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