If you are interested in photography or just enjoy looking at great photographs, then London is the place to visit!

The expanded Photography Centre at V&A South Kensington is the largest space in the UK dedicated to a permanent photography collection – hosting a world-leading programme of displays, events and opportunities for research. It celebrates the V&A’s vast photography collection, dating from the 1800s to the present day.

Across seven galleries, the centre showcases objects from the beginnings of photography alongside cutting-edge new commissions. From pioneering historical techniques to dynamic contemporary practices, the Photography Centre is a place to discover photography's many histories and explore its extensive impact on our lives.

Visit the Photography Centre to see Energy: Sparks from the Collection, a display exploring the theme of energy in photography from the 1840s to today. There are three rooms dedicated to contemporary practices from around the world, Photography Now and the Digital Gallery. Photography and the Book is an impressive space that visibly stores the Royal Photographic Society Library alongside temporary displays, including How not to Photograph a Bulldog – there is also a selection of photobooks to pick up and read. Finally, step Inside the Camera to experience an interactive timeline of cameras, from a walk-in camera obscura to the first iPhone.


This is definitely on my list to visit and I can’t wait!