Stockholm’s Fotografiska to open new gallery in East London

Whitechapel Gallery, London. Licensed under Creative Commons: LeHaye

Fotografiska, The Swedish Museum of Photography, will be opening up a branch in East London in 2018, The Guardian reports. It will occupy the ground floor of the Whitechapel Gallery’s new building, designed by Fletcher Priest architects, and set to open in 2018.

Fotografiska is a private photography museum, which opened in 2010 in a restored Art Nouveau building on the Stockholm waterfront. In a statement, the centre’s Swedish co-founder and chairman, Tommy Rönngren, said: ‘Fotografiska has for a long time been searching for suitable facilities in London, one of the world’s most dynamic cities when it comes to photography. Whitechapel, which is one of London’s most dynamic areas, will be a perfect location’.

17 August 2017