Photographs Acquisition Group

Members of this engaged group of philanthropists support the V&A by donating to a vital fund for photography acquisitions.

This helps the V&A continue to develop one of the largest and most important photography collections, freely available to everyone, which sparks the imagination with outstanding examples of creativity and provides researchers and photographers with a sourcebook for knowledge and inspiration.

Since 2011, the group has enabled over 75 bodies of work (totalling more than 700 prints) to be acquired for the enjoyment of the public. They are put on display in our Photography Centre, exhibitions, feature in publications or are used for educational projects and new research.

Each member of the group donates at least £12,500 each year and enjoys a close association with our Photographs curators and the wider museum. The group meets twice a year to discuss which works will be acquired with the fund, learn about our collecting strategy, attend special behind-the-scenes events and visit photographers' studios and photo fairs in the UK and abroad.

For more information or to donate and join the group, please contact:

Olivia Fry
Philanthropy Manager
+44 (0) 20 3949 4512

Prints purchased with the Photographs Acquisition Group's support


We are immensely grateful to the current members of the Photographs Acquisition Group for their support:

Banque Pictet & Cie SA in relation to Prix Pictet | Caroline and Ian Banwell | Rafaël Biosse Duplan (Co-Chair) | Mr and Mrs Pierre Brahm | Stephany and Rowan Brewer | Gabrielle and Marcel Cassard | Maxine Davidson | Jim Grover and Ruth Grover | Constantin Kirwan-Taylor | Dominique Levy (Co-Chair) | The Rob and Lydia Petty Family Foundation | Susan Rogers Moehlmann | The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation and Dr Anne Varick Lauder | Andy Simpkin | Cathy Wills Charitable Trust | Michael G. and C. Jane Wilson.

And others who wish to remain anonymous.