Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 'Lewis Carroll'

Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 'Lewis Carroll' Irene MacDonald 1863


Born 1832
Died 1898
Nationality English

Charles Dodgson was an Oxford academic in the fields of mathematics and logic. He is known to us as Lewis Carroll, the author of nonsense works for children, and for his photographs. Many of Carroll's portraits of children are serious, reflecting the deadpan element of the humour in his Alice books and Alice's rational approach to the adult nonsense she encounters. Carroll took great pleasure in the company of children, and used to amuse them with stories and drawings in order to take their photos 'before the right mood had passed'.