Stockholm offers a great diversity of art and design museums, but up until Fotografiska opened there was no museum wholly dedicated to photography. Since its debut in 2010, Fotografiska has become a firm favourite, also offering concerts, lectures as well as a renowned restaurant and bar.
Fotografiska, which is housed is a listed customs house at Stadsgårdskajen, is no ordinary museum but rather an international melting pot for photography. Major power players such as Martin Schoeller, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nick Brandt, Annie Leibovitz and David Drebin have graced the walls.
In addition to photography exhibitions, Fotografiska also offers courses, lectures and workshops for amateur and professional photographers alike, as well as concerts and 'artist talks'. The venue is also suitable for events and conferences. Guests can also browse the plethora of photography books in the museum gift shop.
Fotografiska's restaurant is a popular option, with unbeatable views over Djurgården and the water. The restaurant has undergone a huge transformation under the direction of Paul Svensson. The menu focuses on green, local and organic produce, and has received various awards including Gulddraken in 2015.
Seasonal dishes are served and the vegetables are presented as mains rather than sides. Guests compose their own menus consisting of cold, hot and sweet vegetable-based dishes. Meat and fish are available as sides. The idea is to pique the senses and offer a unique dining experience, where food, art and atmosphere are combined in a contemporary setting. Both lunch and dinner is served, and during an extensive weekend brunch menu is presented.
The bar is also heavily influenced by Fotografiska's dedication to sustainable practices. Organic, non-alcoholic beverages are served with liquor on the side. This contemporary take on cocktail hour further heightens the experience.
The café offers a moment of relaxation between the exhibitions. Organic, well-made soups, pastries and home roasted coffee are served. Come evening the café is transformed into a bar.
F Concept is an extension of Fotografiska's contemporary offering in the form of a boutique in the middle of the city. Inspired by MoMA in NYC, museum related products are sold. Posters, exclusive prints and coffee table books are all part of the offering.
“F Concept, in the same way as Fotografiska, will be a place for world-class photography and unexpected meetings,” says Jan Broman, CEO and co-founder of Fotografiska.
More information: f-concept.se