The Swedish Museum of Photography (main entrance)
LocationStockholm, Sweden
TypePhotography museum
Public transit accessGreen or Red Stockholm metro lines to Slussen

Fotografiska is a centre for contemporary photography in the Södermalm district of Stockholm, Sweden that was founded by brothers Jan and Per Broman and opened on 21 May 2010. In March 2021, it merged with NeueHouse and is operated by Yoram Roth and Josh Wyatt under the parent company CultureWorks.[1]


Fotografiska is housed at Stadsgården, in a former customs house[2] in the Art Nouveau style[citation needed] dating from 1906 and has amenities typical of a museum: exhibit space, bistro, café, bar, conference rooms, museum shop, gallery, and event spaces. As of 2020, it drew more than 500,000 visitors each year.[3][4] Designed by Ferdinand Boberg, the building is listed as of cultural interest.

Among the exhibitions it has shown are: Annie Leibovitz, A Photographer's Life, May 21 – September 19, 2010[2]Gus Van Sant, One Step Big Shot, November 9 – December 5, 2010, and Robert Mapplethorpe, Retrospective, June 17 – October 3, 2011.

Other locations

Fotografiska Tallinn, 2019

Fotografiska announced plans for a London location, but those plans were cancelled by the COVID pandemic. A Berlin location is scheduled to open in 2023.[8][1][9]


  1. ^ a b Dafoe, Taylor (2021-03-16). "Betting on the Future of Social Experiences, Immersive Photography Museum Fotografiska Is Merging With Private Arts Club NeueHouse". Artnet News. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b "New Stockholm photography museum opens with Leibovitz show", The Independent, 4 May 2010.
  3. ^ Harris, Gareth (17 September 2020). "Fotografiska complex in London—world's 'largest photography venue'—is dropped". Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  4. ^ Small, Zachary (2020-01-22). "What Happens When an Art Museum Is Conceived to Capitalize on the Experience Economy? Fotografiska New York Is About to Find Out". Artnet News. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  5. ^ Galerii. Fotokunstikeskus Fotografiska avas Tallinnas oma uksed. ERR Kultuur, 20.06.2019. Retrieved 05.10.2021.
  6. ^ "Fotografiska in New York: photography's opulent new temple". Retrieved 2019-12-31.
  7. ^ Berman, Liddy. "Fotografiska Makes Its New York Debut in a Historic Landmark Building". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  8. ^ Kennedy, Maev (August 16, 2017). "Sweden's Fotografiska to open first overseas gallery in east London". The Guardian.
  9. ^ Selvin, Claire (2020-09-17). "Fotografiska Abandons Plans for Massive London Outpost, Citing Pandemic 'Uncertainty'". Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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