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Anna Atkins, Festuca grasses from 'British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns', c.1854

Anna Atkins, Festuca grasses from 'British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns', c.1854

13 October 2010 – 23 March 2011

Room 38a
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The first photographs ever made were created without the use of a camera. This display explores the camera-less image from its discovery in the 1850s to the present day. Drawing together unique examples from the V&A collection this display showcases the work of the key figures in the history of photography, including Anna Atkins, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy.

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