A History of Photography

In 1852, the V&A became the first museum to collect photographs and in 1858, the first to hold a photography exhibition.

Art Exhibition previously on at Victoria and Albert Museum in United Kingdom.
From Monday 01 October 2012 to Friday 31 January 2014

Convergence of the Glaciers Bossons and Taconal, Mont Blanc image Wreath: Apple blossom, Rhododendron, Lilies of the Valley image À L’Homme Armé, Paris image Untitled Study image Pioneer, Ignalina’ or ‘The First Grader image

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The Photographs Gallery draws upon the V&A’s internationally renowned collection and chronicles the history of photography from the 1840s up to the 1970s. It showcases some of the most technically brilliant and artistically accomplished photographs in the history of the medium. This re-hang of the permanent display shows works by key figures of photographic history including a selection of Eugène Atget’s views of ‘Old Paris’ and significant works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn and Bernd and Hilla Becher.