MRS A. G. (FLORENCE) MILSON
Milson was the wife of Alfred G. Milson of Milson’s
Point, Sydney, and was highly regarded by Harold Cazneaux, from
whom she received lessons in 1919.
it was Cazneaux who nominated
Mrs Milson in 1920 as the first (and only) lady member of the
Sydney Camera Circle. By 1921 the circle minute book records that
Milson was “deemed to have resigned for personal reasons”,
although she continued exhibiting locally and in overseas salons
Milson made a visit to England around 1923 and was encouraged by
F. J. Mortimer, the editor of The Amateur Photographer, with
whose help she organised an exhibition of overseas pictorialists’ work
for showing in Sydney and Melbourne in 1924.
only a few of Mrs Milson’s photographs are known
to have survived. Mrs Milson evidently gave up photography shortly
after sending the pictorial exhibition to Australia.