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Course: History of Photography / V&A, from 3 October

The V&A was one of the first museums to collect and exhibit photographs. Today, the collection is one of the most important in the world, recognised internationally for its breadth of content, including works that span the 1820s to the present day. This is a particularly exciting year for photography at the V&A, with the recent transfer of the vast collection of the Royal Photographic Society, and spectacular new photography galleries opening in 2018.

This course will present an overview of the history of the medium, encompassing works by a broad array of historic and contemporary practitioners. Subjects covered range from landscapes, portraiture and fashion imagery to contemporary camera-less photography and photobooks. Students will have the opportunity to view up-close some of the magnificent original works in the collection, as well as visit the behind-the-scenes areas of the museum where photographs are stored and conserved.

Course Leaders: V&A Curators Martin Barnes and Susanna Brown

Six weeks: Tuesday 3 October 2017-Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 1830 to 2030. The course will have half term on the 24 October
£303 full price, £273 over 60s, £259 concessions 
(concessions are available for ES40 holders and registered disabled people)

See more and register here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/Vn1NRayw/history-of-photography-2017#intro

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