We are delighted to invite you to join the Victoria and Albert Museum, London for - State of the Art: Photography at the V&A. In discussion will be Duncan Forbes, Director of Photography, together with Marta Weiss, Senior Curator of Photographs.
The V&A began acquiring photographs in 1852, and its collection is now one of the largest and most important in the world housing some 800,000 works spanning the rich history of the medium. In October 2018, the museum opened
its new Photography Centre which displays over 600 objects, showcasing highlights from the V&A’s extraordinarily broad collection. These include the
world’s first photographic experiments by William Henry Fox Talbot, photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron, and work by master photographers
from the twentieth century, such as Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray and Irving Penn. They appear alongside photographs by contemporary practitioners, including Nan Goldin and Cindy Sherman, and specially commissioned works by
Thomas Ruff and Penelope Umbrico.