Acts of Resistance: Study Session

Join curators from the V&A's Photography and Prints department as they introduce key Collection objects which represent art's close relationship to forms of protest and resistance.

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Print and Drawing Study Room

  • Free event

Past Event

This Study Session is part of ‘Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest’, a new group exhibition co-curated between the V&A and South London Gallery, as part of the V&A’s Parasol Foundation Women in Photography project. ‘Acts of Resistance’ opens at the South London Gallery on 8th March 2024 and brings together works by over 17 international artists and collectives who are using the camera to challenge and move beyond traditional modes of protest photography.

Photography, illustration, print making and graphic design all have a long association with protest and acts of resistance.  Art has been used both historically and contemporarily to document action, share ideas, inspire change, tell stories, gather evidence and fight injustice. In this study session, curators from the V&A's Photography and Print departments will introduce Collection objects which agitate, motivate and advocate change, including photographs, posters, ephemera and fine art prints. Selected objects speak to themes of social injustice, gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights.

Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest’ (link to

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