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Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery

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Immerse yourself in a world of portraiture with the upcoming exhibition 'Portraits to Dream In' at the National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition showcases the incredible works of two influential practitioners in the history of photography, Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron.

Event Info

Date & Time

March 21 - June 30

Open Daily: 10:30 - 18:00 Friday & Saturday 10:30 - 21:00


National Portrait Gallery, Saint Martin's Place, London, UK

Tel: +44(0)20 7306 0055

Tickets & Prices

21 March 30 June 2024

Tickets on sale soon

Exhibitions are free for members – join now

(l) [DETAIL] Sadness (Ellen Terry), 1864 by Julia Margaret Cameron, Albumen silver print, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 84.XZ.186.52; (r) Polka Dots #5, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 by Francesca Woodman, Gelatin silver print, courtesy Woodman Family Foundation © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London

Featuring over 150 rare vintage prints, the exhibition spans the entirety of both artists' careers, providing a glimpse into the intersection and divergence of their artistic projects. Witness firsthand the evolution of their styles and techniques, as they explore the boundaries of portraiture as a 'dream space'.

Through their photographic portraits, Woodman and Cameron evoke imagination, beauty, symbolism, transformation, and storytelling, inviting the viewer to delve into a world beyond reality. The exhibition encourages a new appreciation and understanding of their works, as well as the relationships between 19th and 20th-century photographic practices.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness the dreamlike portraiture of these two legendary photographers. Book your tickets now for 'Portraits to Dream In', running from 21st March to 30th June 2024 at the National Portrait Gallery.

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