Works by 26 leading photographers correspond to each letter of the alphabet.

The display follows the traditional concept of the alphabet book (A is for..., B is for... etc), but instead each letter represents a keyword from the field of photography – such as art, beauty, document or time.

One example is M is for Memory, represented by Sarah Illenberger's shot of a watermelon raincloud and a brief text explaining that 'photos gently tug at our memory, reminding us of past moods and situations. Like a picture of a rainy day'.

The idea behind the project is to introduce children to the art of photography. Works by Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alec Soth and Sebastiao Salgado feature.

V&A Museum of Childhood London

Cambridge Heath Road, London, Greater London, E2 9PA

020 8983 5200


Opening times

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5.45pm (last admission 5.30pm)

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