Latvia is famous in the world of photography for the invention of the ‘Minox’ spy camera. At the time it was the smallest photo camera ever made. After almost a century, unfurtunately Riga does not stand out with similar technological discoveries, but its museum of photography is actually quite a decent place to visit. If you really want to dive into the world of Latvia’s photography, this museum is the right place.
Situated in the Old Town yet hard to find, it combines a pleasant surprise for analogue lovers and an inspiration for even experienced artists. What I am talking about is almost 10 000 odd-pieces of negatives, documents, books, photographs and much more.
Every other month there is a new exhibition curated by a local artist and it is always worth a visit.
The Museum of Photography (Fotomuzejs) is a one of a kind museum, so do not hesitate and devote an hour to see what it has to offer.