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Island Stories: Fifty Years of Photography in Britain

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Pembrokeshire, 1967. Museum no. PH.412-1981 © Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria and Albert Museum
Island Stories: Fifty Years of Photography in Britain

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
United Kingdom
March 16th, 2012 - April 21st, 2013

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Room 38a Free admission

DESCRIPTION

Drawn exclusively from the V&A collections, this display features a selection of more than 80 photographs made in the UK since the 1950s. It focuses on individual projects, each of which tells a story. Collectively, they give a picture of life in Britain that reflects upon subjects ranging from landscape and industry to family and community.

The photographers represented include: Maurice Broomfield, Elsbeth Juda, Roger Mayne, Don McCullin, Raymond Moore, Bill Brandt, Grace Robertson, Fay Godwin, Chris Killip, Martin Parr, Nigel Shafran, Peter Fraser, John R. J. Taylor, Mark Edwards and Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane.

This display complements the exhibition

British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age