Sebastião Salgado, Gold Mine of Serra Pelada, State of Pará Brazil, 1986
Fotografiska is the largest photography museum in the world. We celebrate photography, but beyond being a simple museum we offer inclusive spaces for conversation and community. We believe in creating a common ground that invites everyone in, where our guests can listen to lectures, stay for dinner, or meet friends. Our mission is to inspire a more conscious world.
Anton Corbjin, Exhibition Fotografiska Stockholm
Founded in 2010 we have built Fotografiska on the foundation of photography and the trust of the creative community. We showcase the greatest photographers, whether they’re just emerging artists, or already famous internationally.
Unlike traditional museums, it is not Fotografiska’s role to display its own collection. Instead, our exhibitions are developed directly with the artists, estates, collections and galleries or curated around a central theme.
We want to be the most interesting place to show photography in the world. We operate large, modern exhibition spaces, featuring several photography shows concurrently. We are open from early morning until late at night.
Paolo Roversi, Sharon, Paris, 1996
Fotografiska has been a value-driven organisation since its inception. Photography is unique in its ability to shape emotions and convey stories. With this powerful medium we are not satisfied simply to entertain, we aim higher – we want to encourage and initiate change. And we do so through our five core values:
Innovation, Inclusion, Inspiration, Sustainability and Relevance.
Ellen von Unwerth, Kino, Paris, 1998
We have shown more than 200 exhibitions from the world’s most famous photographers to over 3.5 million guests. From renowned documentarians to staged photographic artists. From international stars to local emerging talent, including David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Albert Watson, Helmut Newton, Anton Corbijn, Jimmy Nelson, Nick Brandt, Sally Mann, Zanele Muholi, Cooper & Gorfer, Ellen von Unwerth, Ren Hang, Irving Penn, and a lot of names you may not know yet, but that you’ll hear a lot more about in the future.
Emma Svensson, Superhjälten, 2016
The Fotografiska for Life projects are exhibitions and initiatives that arise from a deeper cause. We have engaged in over twenty projects seeking to inspire social change. They are presented in conjunction with established NGOs, global media partners, and journalistic organisations. We are expanding our programming for even more diversity, impact and inspiration, and include our community by having artists curate our social media.
Håkan Gustafsson, Chef Paul Svensson. Foto:Håkan Gustafsson
Being more than just an ordinary museum means offering more than simply art on the walls. An excellent restaurant and a curated shop are an integral part of Fotografiska, complementing the program of our exhibitions. Our restaurants, cafés, event catering and menus are defined by great cuisine, service and our understanding of Sustainable Pleasure. We source food locally, we focus on low-impact ingredients out of concern for environmental impact, and we minimize food waste.
In 2017, Fotografiska Stockholm was awarded The Best Museum Restaurant in the World by Leading Cultural Destinations. In 2019, Fotografiska New York opens with a restaurant led by Stephen Starr, America’s most award-winning restauranteur.
Inta Ruka, Ineta Mača, Aigars Mačs, 1985
Fotografiska is an inclusive hub for a connected creative, photo-loving community, a place for personal experience and education, shared values and belonging. We recognise the social shift that influence how we interact in our cities. As the borders between leisure and workspaces dissolve it ultimately impacts how we live our lives. We create programming that goes beyond photography, and beyond our museums. Fotografiska will make its space available for talks and events hosted by members or invited speakers. We invite smart, positive and authentic partners to collaborate and interact, be it locally or internationally, or through our editorial, digital and engagement platforms.