Past Display Ran from 23 July 2016 to 5 March 2017

The Camera Exposed

Every photograph in this display featured at least one camera. From formal portraits to casual snapshots, still-lifes to collages, they appear as reflections or shadows, and sometimes as objects in their own right.

This display is now closed at V&A South Kensington

In the age of the mobile phone, the camera as a stand-alone device is disappearing from sight. This display focused on the instrument itself with 120 photographs spanning the 19th century to the present day.