Since photography was accepted as an artistic medium in the late 1980s, it has become the focus of much research at home and abroad. Many artists have explored what a photograph is and can be. How is it made? What limitations does it have? Which roles can photography play in our society? How do we experience and relate to photographs in different contexts? Contemporary photographic art can take many forms: as pictures and objects, as independent artworks, or as components in a larger context involving a blend of media.
Thanks to purchases and long-term loans, the museum collection holds many works by tone-setting contemporary artists working with photography – works produced from the late 1980s to the present. They range from classic genres such as portraits and landscapes to stagings, manipulations and works from larger photographic series.