Fotografiska New York is located in the Flatiron district at 281 Park Avenue South at 22nd Street, near Union Square and Madison Square Park. Opening their doors on Saturday, December 14th inside a historic landmark, they breathing life into our inaugural exhibitions and immersive experiences. Anything but an ordinary museum, this Stockholm-based destination is soon to be the world’s destination for the best photography.
Founded in 2010, brothers Jan and Per Broman built the concept of Fotografiska on the foundation of photography as a haven for innovation, inclusivity and free expression. Their goal is to inspire a more conscious world through the art of photography showcasing the greatest photographers, whether they’re emerging artists or already established internationally
Their building, a registered landmark was built in 1894 and originally named “The Church Mission Building”. They renovated this iconic jewel so that you can experience a dynamic mix of world-class art, cultural events and retail alongside epicurean dining created by the award-winning STARR Restaurants and design studio Roman & Williams.
|Inaugural Exhibitions December 14, 2019 – March 29, 2020|
ELLEN VON UNWERTH: Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women
Devotion! will explore Ellen von Unwerth’s provocative, yet playful photography through the lens of seven emotional expressions: Play, Gender, Drama, Love, Power, Passion and Lust. Each image reflects the lively, energetic, sensual style – with a slight humorous touch – characteristic of von Unwerth.
TAWNY CHATMON: Inheritance
Tawny Chatmon is a self-taught artist working in the field of photography for the past 16 years. She considers her photographs a first layer of communication, which are then further articulated and united with other photographic and artistic mediums – paint, digital collage, illustration and gold leaf. Inspiration for her work is derived from her children, and the desire to contribute something important to a world in which she wants her children to thrive.
HELENE SCHMITZ: Thinking Like a Mountain
A major concern in Helene Schmitz’s work is the complicated and sometimes violent relationship between humans and nature. In several photographic projects she explores the power balance between man and the forces of Nature, and when it goes off kilter. Her exhibition at Fotografiska New York will be selection of work from her series Thinking Like a Mountain (2017) and Kudzu Project (2013).
ADI NES: Testaments
Adi Nes’ photographs deal with the issues of Israeli identity and masculinity. His work explores social and political questions revolving around gender, the center vs. the periphery, Eastern vs. Western cultures, ethnic, Judaism, local myths, militarism, humanism, and social justice. Nes’ multi-layered photographs draw inspiration from his personal biography, and also from the collective Israeli memory and universal art history.
ANASTASIA TAYLOR-LIND Other People’s Children Fotografiska For Life in partnership with TIME
Fotografiska New York and TIME, have commissioned Taylor-Lind to explore the complicated web of child care which elucidates some of American society’s biggest problems – the oft-neglected rights of immigrant workers, the uneven division of labor between men and women, and the unequal access to quality child care.