About us

About us


Fotogalleriet is a non-profit institution established in 1977 by the artists Dag Alveng, Bjørn Høyum and Tom Sandberg. It became a foundation in 1979, which was established by the founding members of Fotogalleriet, general supporters of the gallery and Forbundet Frie Fotografer, the Norwegian Association of Free Photographers.

Fotogalleriet promotes and supports contemporary camera-based art by means of exhibitions, seminars, lectures, publications and other presentation formats. It works with both Norwegian and international artists to reflect some of the most important tendencies of photography in contemporary art today. Fotogalleriet holds an important position in the Norwegian art scene as the only non-commercial institution that fosters contemporary visual art with a particular focus on photography.

Fotogalleriet also retains a reference library and a small shop selling photobooks with a particular focus on self-published books from the Nordic countries, as well as Fotogalleriet Editions. Fotogalleriet runs an educational programme since 2011, with a particular focus on mediating contemporary camera-based art to young audiences on both a practical and theoretical level.

Fotogalleriet receives state support through the Ministry of Culture since 1986. In 2012 the support was transferred to The Norwegian Arts Council. Fotogalleriet also receives support from the Norwegian Photographic Fund (Norsk Fotografisk Fond).

For the 2017 programme Fotogalleriet takes in exhibition applications by artists and curators through the Nordic Anthology exhibition platform, with four deadlines (30 June 2016, 15 September 2016, 15 December 2016 and 15 March 2017). More information on the Nordic Anthology platform can be found in the News section here.

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