Fotografiska (Swedish Museum of Photography), Stockholm

Fotografiska (Swedish Museum of Photography), Stockholm (must see)

Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography) is one of the world's largest and most important photography museums, and is a truly international melting pot for contemporary photography graced by the likes of Martin Schoeller, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nick Brandt, Annie Leibovitz, David Drebin and other key power players. The centre opened on 21 May 2010 in a historical industrial Art Nouveau building of the former Royal Customs Office at Stadgårdskai. Designed by Ferdinand Boberg, the 1906 building is listed as of cultural interest. The original brick facade is intact, whereas the interiors had to be renovated to house the center.

Fotografiska encompasses 2500 m2 of exhibition space spread over two floors, an academy, bistro, cafe, bar, conference rooms, book and souvenir shop, photo gallery, and event spaces, and receives annually over 500,000 visitors, which makes it one of Stockholm's key tourist attractions. Aldo adding to its appeal is the unbeatable panorama of Djurgården island and water views opening from the top floor cafe.

Four major main exhibitions and about 20–25 smaller ones, featuring various national and international photo artists, are held here annually. In addition to photography exhibitions, Fotografiska also offers courses, lectures and workshops for amateur and professional photographers, as well as concerts and 'artist talks'.

The Fotografiska restaurant is praised for its sustainable gastronomy, focused on green seasonal, local and organic produce. Both lunch and dinner are served, and during an extensive weekend, brunch menu is also available. The on-site bar is also heavily influenced by Fotografiska's dedication to sustainable practices. Organic, non-alcoholic beverages are served here with liquor on the side. As for the cafe, it offers organic, well-made soups, pastries and home-roasted coffee. In the evening the cafe is transformed into a bar.

Tip:
The photography museum is barrier-free and accessible by wheelchairs and baby carriages. There are ramps at the entrances and lifts in the two stairwells, plus disabled toilets and changing tables on the ground floor and in the cafe on the second floor.
Dogs are not allowed in the building.
All payments at Fotografiska are made by card – no cash payments possible.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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