New Stockholm photography museum opens with Leibovitz show
Located in a picturesque setting overlooking the European Green Capital harbor, Stockholm's contemporary photography museum will open to the public on May 21 with a special exhibition of Annie Leibovitz's works.
Fotografiska will open with Leibovitz's exhibit already seen in London, New York, Vienna and London over the past few years.
"Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005" presents 194 photographs by the acknowledged American photographer who is still struggling with her financial situation. This survey comprises iconic images of famous public figures (Demi Moore, Bill Clinton, Mick Jagger...) together with personal photographs of her family and close friends arranged chronologically.
However, the real star on May 21 will be the Fotografiska Museum itself, with its 2,500 square meters of exhibition space. The former custom house turned into museum will be one of the world's largest museums dedicated to photography with a privileged city view overlooking Stockholm's harbor.
Financed by both private investors and by the city of Stockholm, the location aims at going beyond the traditional museum concept, to become a center of international exchange for photographic expressions, according to the organizers.
Fotografiska is planning on presenting around 20 exhibits per year, with four major ones like the Leibovitz one.
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