I visited the Photography Centre at the V&A on Tuesday, assuming that it would be like most other collections in the V&A, absolutely top class and outstanding, but have to say I was very disappointed.  The history, and the technology, of photography were poorly presented (very little of either) and show a lack of imagination.   A whole gallery was devoted to the RPS Book Library collection but you could not read any of them!  But most disapponiting of all was that there was no display of iconic images ... surely a must?  (4 Bill Brandt images do not make a complete display, however remarkable they are.). So many opportunities seem to have been lost here.  

Am I just being a "grumpy old man" or does anyone else feel the whole thing needs to be brought up to V&A standards?

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