Catch a glimpse of some truly pioneering photography as the Science Museum presents Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy.
The exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of Cameron’s birth and features images drawn from the world’s most extensive collection of Cameron photographs, found in the Science Museum Group’s remarkable National Photography Collection.
The innovative artist became famous for her shots of her artistic and literary friends, acquaintances and family members. Her illustrious acquaintances included the likes of Alfred Tennyson, Julia Jackson(mother of Virginia Woolf), Thomas Carlyle and William Holman Hunt.
Cameron deliberately used unconventional methods when taking her shots, avoiding sharp focus and including technical faults to create more expressive images, much to the disdain of the photographic press of the day. The exhibition also features rare objects relating to Cameron’s life, including a daguerreotype portrait of herself, her only surviving camera lens, hand written notes from her autobiography and rare shots taken in Sri Lanka towards the end of her life.
Free From 24/09/2015 To 28/03/2016
Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
Discover the incredible story behind one of the last century’s most important female war photographers with Lee Miller: A Woman’s War at the Imperial War Museum.
The exhibition looks at the impact that the Second World War had on women’s lives, using the remarkable images taken by Miller throughout the conflict in her perilous role as photographer.
The major exhibition is the first to examine the contrasting ways in which Lee viewed gender, using many of her personal items to tell the compelling story of her career and the important part she played in the war.
Anna Leska, Polish pilot 1942 by Lee Miller
Coming soon: 15 October 2015 – 24 April 2016
See the night sky as you have never seen it before as Astronomy Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is an annual celebration of the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos by astrophotographers worldwide. In 2015 the competition launched for its seventh year with new categories and more prizes up for grabs. The winning images are showcased at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in an exhibition opening 18 September.