Room 38a: Photography

Photography gallery, room 38a

This room contains displays drawn from the national collection of the art of photography at the V&A. The Museum's photography collection is one of the largest and most important in the world. It is international in scope and ranges from the beginnings of photography to the present. The main part of the room shows highlights from the history of photography. The section at the far end is devoted to a programme of temporary displays. There are computers available with a programme showing a selection of images drawn from the V&A collection. Information about the photography collection and photographic processes and techniques can be found in books attached to the benches.

Room 38a is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington

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Photography: An Independent Art

Photography: An Independent Art

A hundred photographs have been chosen to illustrate the evolution and significance of photography from its early beginnings to the present, including…

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Event - A History of Photography

Sat 18 January 2014–Sat 17 January 2015

DISPLAY: The Photographs Gallery draws upon the V&A’s internationally renowned collection and chronicles the history of photography from the 1840s up to the present day.

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