Photography exhibitions in South Kensington

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

Life through a Royal Lens

Til Sun 30 October 2022
Mon-Sun 10am-5pm
Kensington Palace
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Life Through a Royal Lens explores the Royal Family through photography and brings together some of the most iconic images ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace.

V&A Photography Centre

Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
V&A
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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
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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.

Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime

Until Sun 6 November 2022
Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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.

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.

Ukraine in Focus

Until Mon 29 August 2022
Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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These portraits offer a glimpse of life in Ukraine before the war with Russia began in 2022. They were taken over six years, during a simmering conflict sparked by Russia’s invasion of eastern and southern parts of Ukraine in 2014.

Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection

Til Sun 6 November 2022
Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
V&A
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This display highlights photography's power to transform the familiar into the unfamiliar, and the ordinary into the extraordinary. Showcasing new acquisitions, it presents some of the most compelling achievements in contemporary art photography.

Earth Photo 2022

17 June - 26 Aug
10am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Visit the Society’s Pavilion to see a stunning selection of Earth Photo shortlisted images, from the international competition which includes categories for People, Place, Nature, Changing forests and a Climate of change.