Nicky Bird

Dimbola Lodge

Dimbola Lodge (2000)

July 2000: Dimbola Lodge Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

Dimbola Lodge is not only a place of historical significance for photography: it was also a place where a particular group of women worked and were photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron. During my residency, I used the camera to map the house – a way of speculating who might have been photographed where….

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Thanks to Ron Smith, Brian Hinton, Chris & Linda Heasman and the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust

See how this residency became an artist’s book in Bookworks