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Through the Cheval Glass: Reproduction in the Photographs of Clementina Hawarden

Wednesday 24 January 2024 at 13:39

Soon after Clementina Hawarden began taking photographs in the mid-19th century, her eye caught on doubles, reflections, her daughters glimpsed in the mirror. Stassa Edwards examines the role that reproduction — photographic, biological — plays in this oeuvre, and searches for the only person not captured clearly: Hawarden herself.