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Fotografiska, a great new museum dedicated solely to contemporary photography, opened with great fanfare in May 2010 in Stockholm.
Four renowned photographers were selected to open the new space. The opening exhibitions included: Annie Leibovitz's A Photographer's LIfe 1990-2005, Vee Speers' The Birthday Party, Joel-Peter Witkin's Bodies, and Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson's series A Child is Born from 1965.
Fotografiska is centrally located in a beautifully renovated building right on the Stockhom harbor. It consists of 2,500 square meters and also houses a book shop, a restaurant, and a commercial gallery. The Fotografiska Academy offers courses and workshops on site, as well, for both amateur and professional photographers.
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