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
Peter C. Bunnell is the McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art Emeritus at Princeton University and faculty curator of photography emeritus at the Princeton University Art Museum, where he was also responsible for the Minor White Archive. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (where he rst studied with Minor White), he holds graduate degrees from Ohio University and Yale University. Prior to coming to Princeton in 1972, Bunnell was curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has written reviews and commentary for Afterimage, Aperture, Art in America, Camera, Creative Camera, the New Republic, Print Collector s Newsletter, and Untitled, among other publications. He is the author of the monograph Minor White: The Eye That Shapes (1989) and he edited Photography at Princeton (1998). Bunnell has published two anthologies of his essays: Degrees of Guidance (1993) and Inside the Photograph (2006). He edited two anthologies of writings: A Photographic Vision: Pictorial Photography, 1889 1923 (1980) and Edward Weston on Photography (1983), and was coeditor of two major reprint series, The Literature of Photography and Sources of Modern Photography. Bunnell has taught at New York University, Dartmouth College, and Yale University, and has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. The former national chairman of the Society for Photographic Education, he was also chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Photography. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.