Closed Exhibition - Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860
24 June – 11 October 2015. This exhibition featured some of the earliest and most striking views of the landscape and architecture of India and Burma, by a pioneering British photographer. Part of the V&A India Festival 2015.
Touring Exhibition - Horst: Photographer of Style
Now on tour. Horst: Photographer of Style presents the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th century’s master photographers. The exhibition explores the processes behind some of his most famous images and his fascinating and rarely exhibited experimental work, travel photography, accomplished abstracts and Surrealist still-lifes.
One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography
The photographer David Bailey described a fashion photograph simply as ‘a portrait of someone wearing a dress’. The roots of the profession are found in Victorian society portraiture. From as early as the 1840s, debutantes, actresses and dancers posed in their finery for portrait photographers, just as their mothers had sat for the great portrait painters of their day.
Closed Exhibition - Julia Margaret Cameron
28 November 2015 - 21 February 2016. To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 - 1879), one of the most important and experimental photographers of the 19th century, the V&A presented over 100 of her photographs from the Museum’s collection.
1858 Exhibition of the Photographic Society of London
The 1858 exhibition was the first exhibition of photographs to be held in any museum. Consisting of 1009 photographs, it was organised by the Photographic Society of London and included approximately 250 contributions from its French counterpart, the Société française de photographie.
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s is a project to increase the number of black British photographers and images of black Britain in the V&A collection. It aims to raise awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, as well as to the art of photography.
Camera-less photography: Garry Fabian Miller
Garry Fabian Miller is one of the most progressive figures in fine art photography. Born in 1957, he has made exclusively 'camera-less' photographs since the mid 1980s. He works in the darkroom, shining light through coloured glass vessels and over cut-paper shapes to create forms that record directly onto photographic paper.
Closed Exhibition - Light from the Middle East: New Photography
13 November 2012 - 7 April 2013. The first major exhibition of contemporary photography from and about the Middle East, Light from the Middle East: New Photography featured over 90 works by some of the most exciting artists from across the region.
Video: V&A Magazine - Shooting Concorde
The Spring 2012 issue of V&A Magazine, which was dedicated to British design, had a cover bearing a magnificent image of Concorde shot by photographer Hélène Binet. This film takes us behind the scenes of the day of the shoot, and captures the drama and elegance of the great aircraft.