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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Wildlife Photographer of the Year From Home

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Natural History Museum
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The NHM is inviting all you budding photographers to explore nature on your doorstep. It could be from your balcony or in your back garden. Share your snaps with them on Instagram and inspire others - and stay safe! #WPYFromHome.

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Life through a Royal lens

Fri 4 March - Sun 30 October
Mon-Sun 10am-5pm
Kensington Palace
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Opening in March, Life Through a Royal Lens is a new exhibition exploring the Royal Family through photography and brings together some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace.

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V&A Photography Centre

Opens 12th October
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The new Photography Centre at the V&A houses over 600 spellbinding photos including some of the oldest known photographs to modern masters. The Museum began acquiring photographs in 1852, and its collection is now one of the largest and most important in the world.

London's Latest Arts Space, Cromwell Place Opens 10 October

Cromwell Place, South Kensington’s highly anticipated flexible arts space, is bringing a new dynamic to the London art scene, Cromwell Place is an arts membership organisation - the first of its kind globally - providing a hub for UK and international galleries, dealers, advisors, curators, collectors and art professionals.

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The photographs of Eric Newby

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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To mark the centenary of Eric Newby’s birth, and the recent donation of his archives to the Society, this exhibition displays a selection of stunning photographs from Newby’s travels, from The Last Grain Race to A Small Place in Italy.

Image credit: Sebastião Salgado
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Discover Amazônia at the Science Museum

On 'til 28 Feb 2022
Wed - Sun 10am-6pm
Science Museum
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Award-winning photographer Sebastião Salgado presents Amazônia, a series of breath-taking photographs that celebrate the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest. Come and see what The Guardian said “may be the most urgent exhibition of the year”.

Image credit: ©-Sergio-Marijuan-image-66
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

On 'til 5 June 2022
Mon-Sun 10am-5:50pm (last entry 5pm)
Natural History Museum
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Explore the natural world in all its fragility and diversity at the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, where 100 powerful photographs tell the story of a planet under pressure. Book your free ticket in advance.

The Earthshot Prize

Ismaili Centre
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The most prestigious global environment prize in history has been launched by Prince William with the Aga Khan Development Network as a Founding Partner. The Earthshot Prize aims to encourage large-scale change over the next 10 years — a critical decade for the Earth.

Free
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Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime

Until Sun 6 November 2022
Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
V&A
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Maurice Broomfield's dramatic photographs captured factories and their workers in an era of rapid transition, depicting the remnants of the industrial revolution alongside emerging technologies.

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Prix Pictet 2021: Fire

Opening Thurs 16 December 2021
Wed - Sun (closed 24/25/26 Dec)
V&A
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The world's leading prize for photography and sustainability. Now in its ninth cycle, 2021's prize theme is 'Fire'. Drawing on major global events and personal experiences as inspiration, the thirteen shortlisted photographers will have their work exhibited at the V&A, with the winner announced on 15 December.