”Photography is the technology to capture life. We support and provide life worth capturing.”
Fotografiska is one of the world’s largest venues for photography. No ordinary museum, Fotografiska is an international meeting place with inspiring world-class photography exhibitions at its heart. Fotografiska’s mission is to make accessible both established and cutting-edge photography, for knowledge and to experience the infinite expressions and meanings of photography. The exhibitions, 25-30 every year, feature renowned and recognized photographers for example David LaChapelle, Sally Mann and Herb Ritts, as well as photographers just making a name for themselves in the art world.
Opened in May, 2010, in the presence of legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, the museum is located in a century-old art deco building, designed by one of Sweden’s most accomplished architects as a customs house, which today provides us with 7,000 square metres for our activities and exhibitions.
We take responsibility to be carriers of knowledge of the exciting and multifaceted medium of photography, historically and contemporary, as well as for the future. We put a lot of effort into moving the positions of this art form forward, among other ways by starting F Concept, a venue for sales of F Editions photography art prints. This is a way to spread photography to many, to enjoy this art form and enrich their homes and lives, as well as being a good investment for the future.
Fotografiska is a force of positive influence on society. With Fotografiska For Life we address issues important to be discussed. Here, new meetings occur continuously. Some are planned, some happen spontaneously in the moment, in a flow: When people meet art, people meet people, and when people meet themselves. Inspiration appears and enriches our lives when several senses are being touched, both from the very best photography in the world, but also in our award-winning restaurant, focusing on sustainability through indulgence. Many choose to hold their conferences and events at Fotografiska, because it creates an experience that enriches and inspire to innovation. Fotografiska is on the top-list of the most popular places to visit in Sweden. To “check in” at Fotografiska is extremely popular on social media, and we regularly have more interaction with our followers than MoMA or Tate (and sometimes more than the two combined). This is a house where many feel at home. To our great pride and joy – a clear receipt for that we’ve accomplished with our vision to support and provide life worth capturing.