Julia Margaret Cameron was a British photographer. She became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes. Cameron's photographic career was short, spanning eleven years of her life (1864–1875). She took up photography at the relatively late age of 48, when she was given a camera as a present. Her style was not widely appreciated in her own day: her choice to use a soft focus and to treat photography as an art as well as a science, by manipulating the wet collodion process, caused her works to be viewed as "slovenly", "mistakes" and bad photography.
Evgeny Mokhorev was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1967. A childhood interest in photography led him to join the famous Leningrad photo club “Mirror” and to pursue a career as a professional photographer. Since the late 1980s, Mokhorev has explored the territories of childhood and adolescence and the transition to adulthood. In 1992, he showed his series “Games Children Play” during the Mois de la Photo festival in Paris, his first solo exhibition outside of the Soviet Union. Mokhorev has been a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia since 1992. In 1993, he won the “Discovery of the Year” award at the First Russian Photo Festival. In 1996, he was nominated the Photoartist of the Year. He has received several government grants for his work, and in 1997, he became a member of the Union of Russian Artists. Mokhorev lives and works in St. Petersburg.