In June 2019 Fotografiska, the Stockholm-based internationally renowned meeting place for the world’s best photography will open in Tallinn. Fotografiska Tallinn aims to be a meeting place where art, good food, music, design and open way of thinking get together.
With a vast network of world-class photographers at the core, Fotografiska Stockholm has hosted more than 190 exhibitions, including the work of iconic masters such as Annie Leibovitz, David La Chapelle, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Nick Brandt, and Andres Serrano, as well as up-and-coming young photographers. By taking a stand in controversial issues and stretching their responsibility far beyond the realm of traditional art institutions, Fotografiska has a history of acting as an influencer, playing an active role in society.
“The purpose is simple; we use the power of photography to unite, spread awareness and create a positive impact in society. By giving space to the stories behind the images we open up for discussions on topics that can’t be ignored, regardless whether it’s beautiful, painful, surprising or uncomfortable,” explained Margit Aasmäe, the CEO of Fotografiska Tallinn.
The concept of Fotografiska Tallinn includes exhibitions, event spaces, a cafe and restaurant as well as a design store. The restaurant is led by top chef Peeter Pihel, who is known as a passionate sustainable food pioneer in the region. The restaurant will be built on the Fotografiska philosophy of “Sustainable Pleasure” which blends a highly qualitative food experience with zero-waste and sustainable ingredient-driven cooking.
Fotografiska Tallinn is located in the heart of Telliskivi Creative City in the building so far known as the Red Building. As of today, the exterior restoration and construction are completed; the next step is the interior work. The building is designed by Salto Architects and interior design by Toomas Korb from Pink.
Fotografiska Tallinn is privately owned and co-founded by Estonian entrepreneurs Margit Aasmäe, Maarja Loorents, Rain Tamm and Peeter Pihel. The first Fotografiska opened in 2010 in Stockholm, founded by the brothers Jan and Per Broman.
“We’re thrilled to expand globally, and we will continue to inspire to higher consciousness through beautiful and thought-provoking photography. We believe Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn will be the perfect home for the next Fotografiska and later this year New York City and London will follow,” says Jan Broman, co-founder of Fotografiska.