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Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography at the V&A

A new exhibition at the V&A explores the work of five camera-less photographers, presenting their work together for the first time…

Written by Matt Bramford


Susan Derges

A new exhibition at the V&A - Shadow Catchers - is a beautiful as it sounds. The first of its kind, it explores the work of five key camera-less image makers. It was a concept that, when it popped into the Amelia's inbox, I found hard to get my tiny brain around - photographs? Without a camera? Of course, I'd experimented with making photographic images without a camera at college but the quality of images that the five artists create is astonishing.

The exhibition is in the smaller gallery at the front of the grand building and is somewhat sidelined by the major Diaghilev retrospective, but shouldn't be missed. It's totally inspiring and tackles some thought-provoking concepts. Here's a little look at the five artists that the show focusses on, each given their own room and space, along with some of their ground-breaking images.

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