What can I say about 2016…. there were highs and lows… generally a good year, very busy work wise (as always)…. I started my degree studies with EYV… attended my 3rd London Photo 24, and I was lucky to have won one of the main theme categories which was amazing… we had a smashing summer holiday in Minehead with our caravan…soon after holiday I was hospitalised and nearly died after contracting Sepsis from a urinary tract infection…. I attended the Brighton Photo Biennial and was privileged to meet many other OCA students. Had an interesting weekend, but the weather was foul… after this I kinda lost my MoJo in a big way, and have been trying to reignite my creative spirit since but with no luck. I had become very uninspired by my own images and overwhelmed by everyone else’s work (artists and fellow students alike)…. however I am determined to recover my confidence in 2017 🙂
As well as going to the Science Museum on the 24th August I visited the V&A Museum (just across the road) to see what they had to offer by way of current photography exhibits. On enquiring at the information desk I was pleased to find that there were a couple of photographic displays;
- The Camera Exposed – Gallery 38a
- A History of Photography: The Body – Gallery 100
Both were also free, which was a bonus.
This temporary (23 July 2016 – 5 March 2017) display was a collection of 120 images from a broad spectrum of photographers, with each image containing a camera in one form another. There was no restriction on photography so I took some pictures of the images that particularly drew my attention. These are shown below, with their accompanying display information:
(Victoria and Museum, 2016)
I really enjoyed this display and highly recommended to anyone wanting to see a marvellous display of themed images. The combination of the various photographers inventiveness, creativity and craftsmanship is evident throughout.
A History of Photography: The Body (Victoria and Museum, 2016)
This display is held in the V&A permanent gallery and currently concentrates on ‘The Body‘. The gallery introduction is shown below followed by a selection of prints that I liked:
(Victoria and Museum, 2016)
Again another very interesting and varied display, and another I would also highly recommend. I am only sorry that my snaps don’t these great images (in both displays) justice.
Victoria and Museum, A. (2016) V&A · the camera exposed. Available at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/the-camera-exposed (Accessed: 12 September 2016).
Victoria and Museum, A. (2016) What’s on. Available at: https://shop.vam.ac.uk/whatson/index/view/id/2060/event/A-History-of-Photography–The-Body/dt/2016-09-12/free/1 (Accessed: 12 September 2016).