Photographs by Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822-1865).
Hawarden gained prominence in the photography world at a time when the art form was dominated by men, and her work allowed other female photographers to gain recognition of their skills. Her work was exhibited in the Photographic Society of London, and was twice awarded the Society’s silver medal. Most of her photographs include portraits of other women, especially her daughters. She took advantage of natural light through the frequent use of mirrors and windows, and some works included elaborate costumes.