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A massive new museum is opening in Flatiron on Saturday

Written by
Howard Halle

Fans of photography who live in New York City have any number of museums or galleries where they find everything from iconic images to the medium’s latest thing. Now they have another place to go to: This Saturday, the Fotografiska gallery in Stockholm, Sweden is opening a New York Branch in the heart of the Flatiron District.

Adi Nes, Untitled (Last Supper), 1996
Photograph: © Adi Nes, courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery

Located in a landmark building at 281 Park Avenue South, Fotografiska New York features three floors of exhibition space as well as Verōnika, a dining room and bar operated by award-winning Philadelphia restaurateur, Stephen Starr. Named for the patron saint of photographers, Verōnika is being helmed by executive chef Robert Aikens and will offer a menu inspired by cuisines from Northern France, Austria and Eastern Europe, all served up with a side order of seasonality and sustainability.

Ellen von Unwerth, Bathtub, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss (for Vogue US),1996
Photograph: © Ellen von Unwerth

The gallery itself will mount temporary exhibits featuring photos from “grand masters and emerging talent” that range from “easily accessible to hardcore conceptual.” The inaugural program comprises solo exhibitions by contemporary photographers Ellen von Unwerth, Tawny Chatmon, Adi Nes and Helene Schmitz, along with work by noted international photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind, which is being presented in conjunction with TIME magazine.

Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Not Yet Titled, 2019
Photograph: © Anastasia Taylor-Lind Fotogra ska/TIME

The original Fotografiska opened in 2010 with the mission of “inspiring a more conscious world through photography.” Since then, it’s presented 200 exhibitions showcasing some of the photo world’s biggest talents, including David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz and Sally Mann. If you’re raring to make a visit, you can find info about hours and admissions here.

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