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10 Best Photography Museums Worldwide

New York: International Center of Photography

Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks – just to drop a few names of who is waiting for you in the ICP. Various exhibitions, events and the included research center  create a great interactive space for historical and contemporary photography from Tuesday till Friday.

See more: http://www.icp.org/

Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

4 floors full of photography and a library on top – what else do you want? Besides the focus on Japanese photographers also works of international artists are displayed. Open from Tuesday – Sunday.

See more: http://www.syabi.com/e/contents/index.html

Amsterdam: foam

From the outside foam comes along in the typical style of old, classic Amsterdam. Inside three spacious galleries, with high, white and modern halls offer room for exhibitions on contemporary international photography. Located in the center foam opens its door 7 days a week, between 10am and 6pm (Th/Fr 9pm).

See more: http://www.foam.org/home

San Diego: MOPA – Museum of photographic arts

Their mission is to inspire, educate and engage their visitors with the amazing field of photography. 32.000 square meter of exhibition space give room for changing exhibitions and a collection that contains photographic highlights from early daguerreotypes over pictures from the 19th and 20th century up to photojournalistic works of today. Opening hours 10am – 5pm, Tue – Sun.

See more: http://www.mopa.org/

Berlin: C/O Berlin

C/O Berlin is not just a museum with sometimes up to 11 changing exhibitions and events, also current topics and issues on photography are discussed in panel discussion with leading artists and theorists. The Museums runs a great cultural program that’s all about the medium and its possibilities. Open daily from 11am – 8pm

See more: http://www.co-berlin.info/

Winterthur: Fotomuseum Winthertur

The museum’s focus lies on photographers from the 1960s up to contemporary artist, the development of documentary photography in general and conceptual photography. Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Gilles Perres and Thomas Ruff are exhibited side by side. Something is offered for everyone – for sure! Open from Tuesday – Sunday.

See more: http://www.fotomuseum.ch/

Stockholm: Fotografiska

Stockholm’s photography house gives all those people a chance who have to work long hours or like a night in the museum, with their opening hours from 9 am to 11 pm (at least from Thursday – Saturday). Just as the young and modern Scandinavian way of life the exhibitions show mostly modern and contemporary photography.

See more: http://fotografiska.eu/

Paddington (Australia): The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP)

The ACP is one of Australia’s leading institutions when it comes to photography and visual culture in general. The focus of the exhibitions and the centre lies on Australian artists and photography, even though international inspiration and input are not missing. Besides the museum different events, lectures and practical classes are offered at the ACP. Definitely on of the best venues for photography in Australia! Free entrance to the gallery, open daily 10am-5pm.

See more: http://www.acp.org.au/

Neu-Ulm / Burlafingen: The Walther Collection

The private Collection of ex-investment banker Artur Walter opened its doors in 2010 in the collector’s little hometown in southern Germany. Photography’s from African and Asian artist dominate the museums program, besides this exclusive positions from western photographers are displayed. Famous international curators plan, such as  Okwui Enwezor arrange the exhibtions. In 2011 the collection opened a project space in New York. Access only with guided tours from Thursday to Sunday.

See more: http://walthercollection.com/#/main@home_main

Vienna: Westlicht – Schauplatz für Fotografie

What started as a private project of photography lovers turned into to an approved institution amongst Vienna’s museums. Concentrating on native artists, Westlicht’s aim is to contribute the spread of both historic and contemporary photography in a city that is more known for its “classic art”.

See more: http://www.westlicht.com/

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