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Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz

10 November 2003 - 14 March 2004
Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was a pioneer of modern photography. A photographer, publisher, writer and gallery owner, he played a key role in the promotion and exploration of photography as an art form. He also helped introduce modern art to an American audience.

Gothic: Art for England 1400 - 1547



9 October 2003 - 18 January 2004
This exhibition brought together a wide range of over 300 rare and sumptuous treasures by some of the greatest artists of the day.



18 September 2003 - 4 January 2004
Today, with computers and new materials, architects are able to design and build more freely so they are exploring the natural world once more. This exhibition displayed architectural models and photographs alongside the species that have influenced them.

Fashion into Art


04 September – 28 September 2003
David Remfry drawings for Stella McCartney

Drawings intended for the most glamorous and commercially cutting edge end of the advertising industry.

Photojournalism 1930-1970 - Recent Gifts to the V&A


11 August - 2 November 2003
Photojournalism emerged as a distinctive form of photography in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The term denoted picture making that was spontaneous, topical and rapid. The V&A’s photography collection has recently been enriched by two important gifts of mid-20th century photojournalism.

Ossie Clark


15 July 2003 - 2 May 2004
From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s Ossie Clark dressed the famous and fashionable in unabashed show-stoppers. His most productive period coincided with London's most magical, optimistic, rule-breaking decade. It was a decade in which fashion, photography, music and the cult of personality converged.

Sea and Sky: Photographs by Gustave Le Gray 1856-1857


8 May - 3 August 2003
Gustave Le Gray’s seascapes are one of the greatest achievements in the art of photography. Their exquisite tonal quality, impressive scale and innovative exposure and printing methods set high technical standards, while also elevating the evocative and poetic capacity of the medium. This display draws together a rare and visually stunning group of vintage prints from the V&A collection.

Guy Bourdin


17 April - 17 August 2003
The first retrospective of Guy Bourdin (1928-1991), the influential French photographer known for his intense and dramatic fashion photographs.

Art Deco


27 March - 20 July 2003
A major exhibition celebrating Art Deco, the most glamorous and popular style of the twentieth century.

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The Adventures of Hamza


8 March - 8 June 2003
Discover vibrant paintings taken from the Hamzanama (the 'Story of Hamza') illustrating epic tales of heroism, magic and bravery. The scenes depict the exploits of Hamza, a mythical character who travelled the world with his band of heroes battling against a host of adversaries.

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