Evening course
Fashion Photography

Tuesday 7 May 2019 - Tuesday 18 June 2019

  • Tuesday 7 May 2019 - Tuesday 18 June 2019

  • Prints & Drawings Study Room

  • Course price £259.00 - £299.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Gain an overview of the history of fashion photography, from the blossoming of the medium in the early twentieth century to the modern day. The emergence of fashion photography as a distinct genre goes hand in hand with the burgeoning illustrated magazine industry. Publications such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar employed some of the period’s most celebrated photographers in the realm of fine art. As editorial shoots or advertisements, fashion photographs throughout history have helped to shape culture and reflect the dramatic changes in women’s roles.

Our ticketing system is currently undergoing maintenance; tickets will be available again Tuesday morning at 10am and we hope you are able to check back then.

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Susanna Brown

Course Leader Susanna Brown

Susanna has been Curator of Photography at the V&A since 2008, and is part of the curatorial team caring for this world-class collection of over 800,000 works. She has curated numerous exhibitions for the V&A including 'Horst: Photographer of Style', 'Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton' and 'Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography'

I now have a framework for studying photography beyond a photo's simple appearance. 2017/18 Course Student

Course Overview

The course will take place in the Prints & Drawings Study Room, enabling you to view up-close magnificent original photographs and rare publications from the V&A collection. You will explore the work and influence of pioneers such as Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton and Lee Miller, though to contemporary image-makers such as Steven Klein, Sarah Moon and Tim Walker. With the chance to view up-close rare original images and publications from our collection, you will discover inspiring and radical approaches to editorial shoots and advertisements.


Further Information

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Evening course: Fashion Photography

7 May 2019 - 18 June 2019

£259.00 - £299.00

Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)