© Jean Hermansson
In 2014 Landskrona Foto acquired the collection of Jean Hermanson – consisting of 250 000 negatives and thousands of photo copies. He was one of the country’s most eminent describer of the workplace, but also took photographs in other countries like, for example Ireland.
Landskrona Foto is also responsible for the collection after the photographer Astrid Bergman Sucksdorff who died in 2015 after a particularly long and variegated career. In 1948 she formed the group called “De unga” – “The young” who arranged the exhibition “Unga fotografer” – “Young photographers”, which can be looked upon as the breakthrough for Swedish photography of art.
Landskrona Foto’s idea of acquiring photographers’ life work is a concrete action to show our interest in being nationally driven in the issue of taking care of the cultural heritage. Many important collections are in risk of being lost.