Photography exhibitions in South Kensington

Discover and explore the best photography exhibitions, events and activities happening here including Fox Talbot, Paul Strand and Britain from the Air.

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Anthony Crickmay: Photographing People and Performance

On til 10th June
V&A
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This display, celebrating the career of internationally acclaimed photographer Anthony Crickmay in his 80th year, includes photographs of theatre, fashion, Morocco, and Crickmay’s principal interests, dance and portraitures.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

On until 1st July 2018
Natural History Museum
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The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals. This year's competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.

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The artisans of al-Darb al-Ahmar: life and work in historic Cairo

On til 24th Apr
Weekdays 10-5pm, weekends 10-4pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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The exhibition celebrates the people, culture and activity that takes place in this historic district of Cairo - home to 1,000 artisan workshops and 25 historical Islamic monuments. Darb Al-Ahmar, a maze of narrow and windy alleyways, connects visitors with a past and a way of life.

Hope to Nope Graphics and Politics

28th Mar - 12th Aug
Design Museum Kensington
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Hope to Nope will explore the diverse methods that have been used to construct and communicate political messages over the past ten years. As traditional media rubs shoulders with the hash-tag and the meme, never has graphic design been more critical in giving everyone a political voice.

Custodians of a sunburnt country: Conservation partnerships in the Australian Outback

30th April - 4th May
10-5pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Australia features some of the world’s most iconic landscapes and waters and is home to some of the world’s most unusual plants and animals. This exhibition displays photos of some of the continent’s most stunning natural treasures.

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Common Territories

10th-15th May
Mon-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 10-4pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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The exhibition explores the journey the artists took to circumnavigating the planet on motorbikes to develop a research project. The 45,000km journey across 40 countries on four continents took one year to complete.

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Space for Nature by Rudolf Williams

30th May - 6th June
Mon-Fri 10-5pm, Sat 10-4pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Accomplishing space travel has permitted us to explore the Earth in ways otherwise impossible. On display for the first time, this exhibition celebrates scientists and the satellites used to unlock the mysteries of the natural world.

The Royal Photographic Society’s International Images for Science exhibition

12th June - 10th July 2018
Royal Albert Hall
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Over 3,500 images were submitted to the competition, of which just 100 were selected for exhibition by an expert panel. To make the grade, every picture has had to have a story to tell, but had to do so in a visually stunning way – a true meeting of art and science.

Planet Earth II Live

13th May 2018
2pm, 6pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Planet Earth II Live in Concert brings us closer to the spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas on our planet than ever before. This musical and visual concert features breath-taking footage from the BBC series, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers.

How to photograph a night sky

Online
Natural History Museum
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Taking pictures of distant stars is no longer just the work of astronomers. Find out the secret of success for photographing night skies.

A contemporary approach to traditional French savoir faire

11th-12th May
Institut français
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A French Craft Exhibition & Showcase. During the London Craft Week, the Institut français welcomes three of the finest French masters of craftsmanship, Fanny Boucher, Lison de Caunes and Hervé Obligi.

Au Coeur du Mai 68

14th - 19th May
Institut français
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Photo Exhibition by Philippe Gras. In May 1968, Parisian students marched down the street in protests that quickly spread throughout France. The country came to a near-standstill. This exhibition of works by late French photographer Philippe Gras tells the story of May ’68, fifty years after the event.

Faces of Sculpture: Portrait of a Profession, an exhibition of photographs by Anne Purkiss

14th May - 14th July
Mon-Fri 11-5pm, Sat 1-5pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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The exhibition celebrates the release of Purkiss’ new book Sculptor: 1986 – 2016 featuring members of the Society and Royal Academicians and forms part of RA250:UK exhibitions and events around the UK to celebrate 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts.