15 January–30 August 2009
Born in 1925, Hammarskiöld is one of the leading names in Sweden’s photographic history and his work is internationally recognized. During his lifetime he has undertaken varied roles and has worked in most genres of photography. In the 1950s, for example, he contributed to the fashion magazine Vogue.
Aquisitions to the Swedish National Portrait Gallery
Nationalmuseum’s exhibition concentrates on his portrait photography from the 1950s up to the present day. The majority of the photographs have been part of the Swedish State Portrait Collection since autumn 2008. The exhibition mainly shows well-known Swedes but the models also include international names such as Erich von Stroheim and Rudolf Nureyev as well as some of Hammarskiöld’s fellow photographers.
A survey of Hammarskiöld’s oeuvre testifies to his range as a photographer with a diversity of artistic expression. There are examples both of a conventional approach and of an experimental bent. The portraits in the exhibition include royalty and noted figures from the arts, all the subject being Swedes with the exception of his American photographic colleagues.
The exhibition will be shown in the Prints and Drawings Gallery on the ground floor.
Admission is free.
Exhibition Curator: Eva-Lena Karlsson
Exhibition Producer: Magnus Olaussosn