Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital
Since its invention in the 1830s, photography has radically transformed the way we document and interpret the world. Today, photographs are created and consumed at a rapid pace, but in its early years, photography was a time-consuming and challenging process. The Victoria and Albert Museum's broad photography collection, including a range of processes, highlight forms from early daguerreotypes to contemporary digital images. The exhibit explores the history of photography through the lens of collecting, showing photographs collected by individuals and institutions, revealing how photographers collect and categorize their surroundings.