Exhibitions at V&A Victoria and Albert Museum
Photographs from the Collection
Twelve series of powerful photographs by 13 international photographers exploring the topical theme of ‘fire’ will be presented in the exhibition Prix Pictet: Fire at the V&A, London, 16 December 2021 – 9 January 2022.
The exhibition will showcase the world-class photography shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Prix Pictet, the global award with a unique commitment to promoting discussion and debate on issues of sustainability and the environment.
The bodies of work shortlisted for … more
From Daguerreotype to Digital
The V&A unveils a major new photography commission by internationally-acclaimed artist Valérie Belin. Known for her monumental photographs exploring artifice, identify and representation, Belin has found inspiration inthe V&A’s photographs collectionfor hernew series Reflection. Ten of Belin’s resulting 173 x 130cm pigment prints will be on display in the V&A Photography Centre from 23 October 2019 to 31 August 2020.
Belin was drawn to the street photography… more
Richard Mosse, Prix Pictet 2017
The Irish-born photographer Richard Mosse has won the Prix Pictet award, for his series of black-and-white images entitled Heat Maps (2016-17). Now based in Leeds, Mosse used a military-grade thermal camera that detects body heat to depict sites on the journeys faced by migrants in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Last night at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London it was announced that the Irish photographer Richard Mosse had become the winner of the seve… more
work by sixty artists
Winner: Michael Schmidt
The announcement for the shortlist for Prix Pictet Consumption has been made. At a ceremony at Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, 11 artists have been selected. They are: Adam Bartos (United States)Motoyuki Daifu (Japan)Rineke Dijkstra (Netherlands)Hong Hao (China)Mishka Henner (Belgium)Juan Fernando Herrán (Colombia)Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine)Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria)Michael Schmidt (German)Allan Sekula (United States) Laurie Simmons (United States).more
One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography
over 90 works by some of the most exciting artists from across the region
Photojournalism emerged as a distinctive form of photography in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The term denoted picture making that was spontaneous, topical and rapid. This was facilitated by the introduction of small, hand-held cameras such as the Ermanox and the Leica, which enabled photographers to record fast-moving events and catch their subjects unawares. Meanwhile, political turmoil and the rise of mass-circulation news stimulated a huge demand for illustrated magazines. Picture Post, Li… more
by Charlotte Cotton . Curator of Photographs, V&A
The display presents eight of today's most compelling documentary photography projects. Certain photographers have "stepped in" to communities different from their own; other photographers have "stepped out", to adopt the role of observer within familiar surroundings. The result is provocative and engaging – a fascinating exploration of the possibilities for contemporary documentary photography. more