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Dimbola Photography Museum & Galleries, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Updated: Apr 7, 2020

Dimbola was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her amazing life's work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from many photographers around the globe.

A pioneer of photography as a fine art, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was a woman ahead of her time, renowned for her portraits of ‘famous men and fair women’, many of which were created at Dimbola. The house became a focal point for a crowd of bohemian artists, writers and poets, such as Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson, G.F. Watts and Lewis Carroll. It is a very historical place on the island and it is definitely worth the visit!


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