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A History of Camera-less Photography

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Festuca grasses from 'British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns, c.1854 © Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum
A History of Camera-less Photography

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
United Kingdom
October 13th, 2010 - March 23rd, 2011

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Room 38a

The first photographs ever made were created without the use of a camera. This display explores the camera-less image from its discovery in the 1850s to the present day. Drawing together unique examples from the V&A collection this display showcases the work of the key figures in the history of photography, including Anna Atkins, Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy.