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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

"Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a.k.a Lewis Carroll, was a mathematician at Oxford University, a writer of children's literature, and a passionate photographer. He met Alice Liddell, the daughter of an associate at Oxford, when she was 5 years old. She inspired the tale of Wonderland, published in 1865, and, along with many other young girls, was the subject of many of his photos. Largely because of his images, there has long been speculation that Carrolls interest in Alice was sexual in nature. The ambiguous nature of the photographs often invites such debate; people have layered onto Carrolls images facts about the man himself- he was single and shy and suffered from epilepsy- to arrive at conclusions that have not and ultimately cannot be proven..."

-American Photo Magazine

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