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Online History Lecture
Brenton Hamilton: Castiglione, Hawarden and Cameron
Tuesday, February 23, 2:30 – 4:00pm

Purchase your spot below before 5:00pm, Monday, February 22.
We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register the evening before.

Photography in the 1860’s is the first phase in the development of photography as art in Europe and Britain. Three predominant women are central to this development. Lady Clementina Hawarden and Julia Margaret Cameron in England, and Countess Castiglione in France. Known and exhibited in their time – this is work with unique perspectives on life and culture.

Join Brenton Hamilton for a lively discussion and analysis of this work as he presents an illustrated lecture of the photography and societal context of this incredible work by these vanguard practitioners.


Brenton Hamilton is an historian and renowned educator and also a working artist who’s especially dedicated to using 19th century photographic methods in experimental ways. He has devoted his career to the history and practice of cyanotype, gum bichromate and platinum as base materials for his personal work. In addition to his practice, Brenton is an educator at Maine Media Workshops and has taught there for nearly 30 years. Brenton’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in many public and private collections. His monograph, A Blue Idyll, was published in the fall of 2020 by Schilt Publishing. To see more of Brenton’s personal work or to order a signed copy of his book, please visit his website. >



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