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Tim Walker's fantastic world

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Tim Walker's fantastic world

When Tim Walker (England, 1970) presses the camera button, magic happens. The photographer who avoids Photoshop and prefers to bet on elaborate interiors and exotic exteriors, makes each photograph his window into an enchanted world and a rich visual experience. Working at Condé Nast's library in London, more precisely at the Cecil Beaton archive as a teenager, aroused his interest in photography. He later graduated in this art from Exeter College of Art and left for New York, where he was assistant to Richard Avedon. Back in his own country, he made portraits and documentaries for newspapers, but it was when he photographed his first fashion editorial for Vogue at the age of 25 that his career (and imagination) gained wings. He has since signed fashion editorials for prestigious publications, photographed portfolios of Hollywood actors for W magazine, the Pirelli 2018 calendar, filmed short films and published books. All right, based on a complex work of artistic research and a unique talent for telling stories of parallel universes.

The Victoria & Albert Museum pays tribute to the photographer with an exhibition that he began preparing three years ago: Tim Walker: Wonderful Things. The largest exhibition ever of his works features 10 new photographic projects inspired by treasures from this museum's collection that Tim Walker describes as "a dream palace – it's the most inspiring place in the world." with photographs, short films, photographic scenarios and drawings, as well as objects from the museum's collection. The Victoria & Albert Museum has one of the largest and most important photography collections in the world. The collection of some 800,000 works has been assembled since the museum was founded in 1852.

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things

Where? Victoria & Albert Museum, London

When? From 21 September 2019 to 8 March 2020

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