Photo City brings together iconic images from the V&A’s spectacular photography collections as well as works by contemporary photographers, architects and digital artists to explore how photography and cities have influenced each other.

The free exhibition includes city photography by some of the most aclaimed photographers in history including Berenice Abbott, Henri Cartier Bresson, Denise Scott Brown and Paul Strand.

A highlight is a new large-scale map of Dundee commissioned for the exhibition, made up of thousands of collaged photographs. Dundee is the latest city in Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino’s ambitious ‘Diorama Map’ series, which also includes New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro.

Another major new commission is a collaborative videogame called Gimbal City designed by former University of Dundee graduates, Sasha Belitskaja and Shaun McCallum of architecture design and research studio iheartblob. The colourful installation invites visitors to collaborate on a future city design.

The exhibition also expands on the idea of what photography is by including contemporary imaging technologies such as GPS, drones, gaming technology and lidar scanning.

More than 150 photographs, films and installations will go on display as part of the free exhibition.

Image Caption

Denise Scott Brown, Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, 1966 Courtesy of Denise Scott Brown

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    V&A Dundee

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    1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ, UK

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    +44 (0)1382 411 611

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