Photographicthe famous international museum of photography, named Sophie Wright as executive director in New York. She joins the team, with over 25 years of experience, recently as Global Cultural Director of Magnum Photos and has just published her latest book Light on the Riviera: Photography of the Côte d’Azur to be released June 22, 2022, with Te Neues Publishing in Germany.
Andrew Herschkowitz, Human Resources Manager, Fotografiska said:
“Fotografiska is committed to building world-class teams that expand traditional career trajectories found in museums and art institutions. We create spaces where culture, community and commerce can come together in exciting, experiential and conscious ways. We are thrilled to announce Sophie Wright as the new Executive Director of Fotografiska New York, as she has many proven talents in photography and is committed to redefining access to culture.”
Sophie Wright, executive director of Fotografiska New York, said:
“I am thrilled to join Fotografiska at this incredible time of creativity and phenomenal growth and to have the opportunity to work with photography in the context of this iconic, historic and beautiful building. Fotografiska thinks about culture and community development in a contemporary way and moves with such confidence, generosity, spirit and warm hospitality. These are the values that define Fotografiska and serve as a guide to what I want to accomplish with the team here in New York as we celebrate all things photography.”
It was announced in December 2021 that Fotografiska was expanding to Berlin, Miami and Shanghai adding to its established museums in Stockholm, New York and Talin. Once the expansion is complete, Fotografiska will become the largest private art museum in the world by several measures, including the number of locations; number of exhibitions produced per year; and the total interior size. Each of the new museums will be housed in spectacular contemporary restorations of buildings that are themselves historically and architecturally significant.
Fotografiska is a museum experience for the modern world. Founded in Stockholm in 2010, Fotografiska is a destination for discovering world-class photography, eclectic programming, fine dining and surprising new perspectives.
Guided by a mission to inspire a more conscious world through the power of photography, Fotografiska produces dynamic and unprecedented exhibitions, spanning diverse photographic genres, in inclusive and immersive environments.