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Photography exhibitions in South Kensington

Discover and explore the best photography exhibitions, events, collections and activities happening here.

V&A Photography Centre

Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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The 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.

Cromwell Place - what's on

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Cromwell Place, South Kensington’s - the arts membership organisation, offers a year-round programme of exhibitions across 15 gallery spaces, which are open to the public. Find out what's on.

The Earthshot Prize

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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.

Shooting Stars: How to photograph a night sky

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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.

Exploring Our Oceans: The Challenger Expedition and its Legacy

On til Jan 23
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This free display of historic and contemporary images and specimens marks the 150th anniversary of the Challenger expedition - a ground-breaking scientific endeavour to sail around the world and systematically study the oceans for the very first time.

Image credit: Brandon Guell

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

14th Oct-2nd July 2023
10am-5:50pm
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Discover the natural world in all its wonder and diversity at the newly redesigned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, where 100 remarkable photographs illustrate the precious beauty of our planet.

Image credit: © Nick Van Tiem

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

27th Oct - 18th Dec
10am - 5pm
Cromwell Place
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The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 is the leading international competition, celebrating the very best in contemporary photography. For the second year, the exhibition will take place at Cromwell Place, while the National Portrait Gallery building is closed for major redevelopment works.

Portrait of Melissa Thompson by Kehinde Wiley

Until 26th Oct 2023
10am-5:45pm
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Nigerian-American artist, Kehinde Wiley is best known for his portraits of people of colour in settings and poses that reference Old Master paintings. Wiley’s portraits replace European figures of power, asking us to consider the power dynamics behind who is represented in these portraits and why.