Energy: Sparks from the Collection

Whether generated by sunlight passing through a camera lens, triggered by the burst of a flash bulb, or forged by electricity coursing through a microchip, all photographs need some form of energy to exist

This display shines a light on the diverse kinds of energy in photography, from the hidden processes intrinsic to creating a picture, to the subjects in front of the camera.

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  • Closes Sunday, 18 May 2025

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Galleries 100 and 101

  • Free

Header image:

Man Pole Vaulting, from the series Animal Locomotion, photograph, by Eadweard Muybridge, 1887. Museum no. PH.678-1889. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London