Winner of the 2002 New York Book Show AwardKraszna-Krauz Special Commendation for the Best Book in Art in Culture and History
"A sumptuous new book. . . . [It] is clear how widely Dodgson's photographic work ranged over the course of 25 years. He photographed landscapes, anatomical specimens and thousands of friends as well as children, taking some 3,000 photographs in all."--Joanna Pitman, The Times of London
"Little girls were not Lewis Carroll's problem. . . . Yes, [he] liked to photograph children. Naked ones, too. [This] studied yet entirely accessible book shows that the children in [his] studio harbored no apprehensions about what they were doing or who they were doing it with."--Frederick Kaufman, New York Times Book Review
"This handsomely designed volume shows the remarkable extent and complexity of Carroll's photographic art."--Joanna Pitman, The Times of London
"This book presents a biographical and artistic reassessment of Lewis Carroll with great finesse. It is beautifully printed with both the text and images rendered on heavy ivory-toned paper. . . As a resource, it is unparalleled in the history of photography and offers a rare glimpse into the life and times of Victorian England. . . . It is clearly and carefully written to appeal to a broad public and impart a new appreciation for the creative genius of Lewis Carroll."--Pamela White Trimpe, The Art Book
"Above all, [Carroll] was a gifted, obsessive and dedicated photographer, one of the best that the medium's first century produced."--Lyle Rexer, Art in America
About the Author
Roger Taylor is an independent British photographic historian specializing in the mid-Victorian period. His publications include Crown and Camera: The Royal Family and Photography (Penguin). Edward Wakeling has compiled and edited several volumes of the writings of Lewis Carroll, including the first unabridged edition of Lewis Carroll's Diaries (six of nine volumes are already in print).