“History of art is a history of great things neglected and ignored and mediocre things being admired. At different times things are different. The history of photography is a history of changes.” –Saul Leiter (more…)
Fotografiska is an international meeting place where everything revolves around photography. Located in the heart of Stockholm – with additional locations in New York, London and Tallinn – the museum has an exhibition space of 2,500 square meters, and features 4 major exhibitions per year and approximately 15-20 minor exhibitions. Fotografiska also offers photography courses, lectures and workshops for both beginners and professionals.
Fotografiska is housed in a former industrial Art Nouveau style building dating back to 1906. Designed by Ferdinand Boberg, the building was used for the customs control of goods and is listed as a building of cultural interest. The original brick facade of the beautiful customs building is intact, while the interior has been renovated to house the museum. The city of Stockholm has funded the 250 million crown restoration costs. Today, the entire 5,500 square meter space is filled with photographs and exhibitions from around the world.
Since it’s opening in 2010, Fotografiska has become one of Stockholm’s most popular attractions and receives over 500,000 visitors each year.