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These are some of the earliest portrait photos of Victorian women taken by Lady Clementina Hawarden (1 June 1822 – 19 January 1865), one of Britain's first female photographers, also one of the most influential Victorian fine art photographers, blazing the way for women in the profession when it was dominated by men.

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After taking on small clients in the UK at age 17, Lara Jade is now a successful fashion, portrait and advertising photographer based in New York. Jealous much? #HeardItHereFirst

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from My Modern Met

Awesome Split Personality Portraits Through Clever Styling (Not Photoshop)

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Lady Clementina Hawarden, one of Britain's first female photographers

Photograph by Lady Clementina Hawarden, one of Britains earliest female photographers in the mid 1800's.

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Toni Frissell: Victoria Station, London, 1951 Fashion model (identified as Lisa Fonssagrives) with English bobby on platform at London's Victoria Station (or not? See comment below). Photograph by Toni Frissell (one of the most celebrated female photographers of the 20th Century), published by Harper's Bazaar in 1951.

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Anna Atkins made thirteen known versions of her work entitled  "British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions"  (1843-1853). In October 1843, Atkins began publishing folios of her photogenic (photogram) drawings. In 1850, she began to publish more comprehensive collections of her work, completing a three volume anthology in 1853. These books, containing hundreds of handmade images, were the very first published works to utilize a photographic system for scientific investigation and illustration…

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from i-D

in conversation with harley weir

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