Galleri Kontrast is a gallery for documentary photography that has been around on the same address since the 90’s. Before Fotografiska (check the Fotografiska article) opened up this was one of few places in Stockholm where people interested in photography could go see a photo exhibition.
The gallery is owned by the Press Photographers’ Association and students from the renowned photo journalism school Nordens fotoskola help keep it open. There is a voluntary entrance fee – so pay as much or as little as you like or give a donation to help keep this place open.
Galleri Kontrast annually shows the pictures that are nominated for the prestigious photo journalistic prize “Photo of the year”. They also have a big collection of documentary photography for sale – so if you’re looking for a unique picture for your wall you should take a look here. When there isn’t a big exhibition going on, some of the pictures for sale are exhibited in the basement floor.
The gallery is located in a part of Hornsgatan where there are plenty of art galleries and cafés, and while you’re in the area I suggest you stroll up to Monteliusvägen (check the Monteliusvägen article) to see the most beautiful view of Stockholm.