Local photographer Des O’Neill has a huge and varied collection of books on photography that he’s compiled over many years. He’ll tell us about some of them, including, perhaps, the one about Sebastião Salgado’s ‘Gold’, about the gold-rush mine in the Brazilian jungle in the 1980’s. And maybe the one about Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), pictured here, who is credited with producing the first close-up portraits in the history of the medium.
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