Four new galleries open at South Kensington museum
David Kohn Architects’ V&A Photography Centre, which spans four new galleries covering the entire history of the medium, opens this week.
Director Tristram Hunt said the transfer of the historic Royal Photographic Society collection provided the catalyst for a dramatic reimagining of photography at the V&A, with its offering now “seamlessly” spanning Victorian-era daguerreotypes to cutting-edge digital work.
Visitors enter the new first-floor Photography Centre through an installation featuring more than 150 cameras from the past 160 years, while a nearby interactive camera-handling station offers visitors an understanding of how photographers view the world through their equipment.
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