In the summer of 2009, I had the pleasure of seeing some original photographs taken by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. These moving and mysterious images are hard to shake from your mind, especially once you have seen them in person. What made them all the more exciting was their paring with contemporary photographer Joyce Tenneson (1945- ). Both photographers are interested in ethereal light and the subjects of women, children, and motherhood. The similarities in style and subject are quite striking:
What do you find similar? What seems different?
For more images by Tenneson, her portfolio can be found here:
And more information on the exhibit “Kindred Spirits” can be found here: