Stockholm's new museum of contemporary photography opens

13:37, May 21, 2010      

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Four renowned photographers including world famous medical photographer Lennart Nilsson were selected to open one of the world's largest museums dedicated to photography, Fotografiska, in Stockholm on Thursday.

Located in the Stockholm Harbor, Fotografiska is founded to compliment Sweden's public museums with a space dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography. Fotografiska covers an area of 2,500 square meters including a restaurant, a bookshop and a commercial gallery with the special glulam (special wood) structure in Sweden.

"Annie Leibovitz: a Photographer's Life 1990-2005" will be the main exhibition opening the Fotografiska in May.

With a combination of private life and professional career, American photographer Leibovitz shows 194 photos with portraits of popular figures such as former U.S. president Bill Clinton and Hollywood star Demi Moore, as well as of her own children.

"I think the content is very important. Since it is almost like a pen, it is the personal angle that makes difference," Leibovitz said at a press conference while asked whether the development of sophisticated, high quality yet simple cameras makes it so common for anyone to be able to take photos.

Famous Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson exhibited his collection of photos of embryos titled "A child is born."

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