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.

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.

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V&A Photography Centre Opens

Opens 12th October
V&A
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The new Photography Centre opens at the V&A with 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.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

18th Oct 2019 - 31st May 2020
Natural History Museum
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The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species, exhibited on 100 stunning lightbox displays.

Cao Fei: Blueprints

4th Mar - 17th May
Serpentine Galleries
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Video, digital media, photography and objects all play a role in Cao Fei's engagement with an age of rapid technological development. The exhibition will bring together new and existing works in an immersive, site-specific installation, expanding the themes of automation, virtuality and technology .

Formafatasma: Cambio

4th Mar - 17th May
Serpentine Galleries
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Formafantasma are an Italian design duo based in Amsterdam. Their work looks at design's ecological and political responsibilities, while probing the global industries that consume natural resources.

Life Through a Royal Lens

15th May - 3rd Jan 2021
Kensington Palace
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The new display explores the British Royal Family’s enduring relationship with the camera; from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s patronage of photography during its infancy to lesser known intimate family portraits, spanning from the 19th century right up until the present day.