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Lewis Carroll

Colin Ford

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A beautiful selection of Lewis Carroll’s atmospheric and unforgettable photographs, which record the beauty, grace and innocence of Victorian childhood


Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name of Lewis Carroll, was an enigma: both a disciple of logic and a master of nonsense. Most famous for his imaginative masterpieces Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, he was also a keen and talented photographer.

His fascination with this pioneering new medium led him to take intensely atmospheric portraits of family members and friends, and to create a series of haunting, unforgettable – and, to modern eyes, controversial – images that record the beauty, grace and innocence of Victorian childhood.

The Photofile series brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format and at an easily affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography. The series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 19.0 x 12.2 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Illustrations: 59

Publication date: 6 July 2009

ISBN: 9780500410981

Contents List

Introduction by Colin Ford • c.60 photographs • Concise biography

About the Author

Colin Ford CBE founded and headed what is now known as the National Media Museum in 1983. He has written nearly a dozen books, including various titles on Lewis Carroll’s photography, and three publications cataloguing the photographs of Julia Margaret Cameron.

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