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Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815-94) was one of the first British photographers. He is known for his early photographs of rural England. Turner's images were highly praised during his lifetime for their rustic beauty and grandeur. In 2001, the V&A hosted the exhibition Rural England Through a Victorian Lens: Benjamin Brecknell Turner

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Benjamin Brecknell Turner: Rural England Through a Victorian Lens

Benjamin Brecknell Turner: Rural England Through a Victorian Lens

Between 1852 and 1854, Benjamin Brecknell Turner compiled an album of 60 photographs, entitled 'Photographic Views from Nature'. A superb collection o…

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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

VIsit the V&A exhibition What is Luxury?