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Images by Allyson Ely Selected by Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 11/26/2022

Fourteen images by PACC member Allyson Ely were awarded Honorable Mention in the 17th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers.  Eleven of the images were selected for display in the exhibition at FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona, which took place October 15 through November 27.  Jurors were Laura Ann Noble, artist, writer, lecturer, curator, and photo reviewer; and Jennie Rickets, lecturer, curator, and photo reviewer.


The Awards Galleries for the 17th Annual competition may be seen online at:


Allyson’s HM images are shown in the following six sections for non-professional photographers:

- Abstract & Still Life – 3 images

- Architecture & Interiors:  1 image

- Fine Art – 5 images

- Nature – 3 images

- Pandemic & New Normality – 1 image

- Street Photography – 1 image

One of Allyson’s winning images, which was in the Nature section, was Water Lilies, Giverny.  Allyson says:  This image was taken at Monet’s water garden in Giverny.  I was looking out toward the Japanese bridge but decided instead to narrow my focus and photograph the delicate water lilies floating right in front of me.

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Allyson Ely:  Water Lilies, Giverny

The Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers provide juried competitions for professional and amateur photographers from around the world, to honor talented photographers and to help them further their careers.


Julia Margaret Cameron was born in Calcutta in 1815 and received her first camera in 1863 – age 48 and mother of six – from her daughter and son-in-law.  Malcolm Daniel of The Met’s Department of Photographs wrote a short article about Julia Margaret Cameron’s career as a photographer:  It’s worth a read:  it includes some of her portraits, a description of of what it was like to pose for her, and quotes from reviews.





Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers


17th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers