ABC Photography

V&A Museum of Childhood London

11 February – 4 June 2017

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

Sarah Illenberger, Melancholy (M is for Memory), 2011

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.

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Opening times

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

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