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Lewis Carroll snippet
Less than a third of his original portfolio has survived. We know he also made many studies of men, women, male children and landscapes.
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Jan 27, 1832 Jan 14, 1898), better known as Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, and photographer.
In 1856, he took up the new photography, under the influence of his uncle Skeffington Lutwidge, and later his Oxford friend Reginald Southey.
He soon excelled and became a well-known gentleman-photographer, and he seems even to have toyed with the idea of making a living out of it in his very early years.
A recent study (Roger Taylor and Edward Wakeling's Lewis Carroll, Photographer (2002) exhaustively lists every surviving print, and Taylor calculates that just over fifty percent of his surviving work depicts young girls. Alexandra Kitchin, known as 'Xie', was a favourite photographic subject; Dodgson made over 50 studies of her from 1869 until his cessation of photography in 1880.
Less than a third of his original portfolio has survived. We know he also made many studies of men, women, male children and landscapes.