Ricard Estay is a photographer, artist and writer who grew up in Fittja, Stockholm (Sweden), with roots from Chile. He is using visual storytelling and poetry to create complex portraits of both physical and mental places. He has previously released four books and works in the borderland between literature, poetry, photography, film and art. He often moves between fiction, memories and depictions of segregated cities.

In one of his latest photo and text based project “En gång i betongen” (Once Upon a Time in the Outskirts) from 2019, the perspective is presented from within a place that is rarely given its own voice.

In addition to his own practice, he has been freelancing since 2008 in various media rolls.  Since 2015 he has been working for the Public Art Agency Sweden as a photographer and filmmaker, documenting contemporary public art in Sweden.


info@ricardestay.com  +46 (0)762 11 11 46

Clients & Collaborations

Vagabond Magazine   Arkitektur Magazine   Paletten Magazine   Konstnären Magazine   Konst Perspektiv Magazine   Kunstkritikk    Aftonbladet    Cuarto Magazine   Bauwelt Magazine   Nordiska Museet   PNK SLM Recordings   Vox PR    Saltkråkan   Sveriges Television SVT   Statens fastighetsverk   Stocktown Films    Arkdes   Map13BCN   Folket i Bild   ETC   Sony Music   Södertörn University   AM Public   ARCH+   Goethe Institut   Baltic Art Center   Trafikverket (Västlänken)   Statens konstråd & More


Livet är en Fittja (2011)

ISBN: 978-91-633-9215-3

BOKEN (2015)

ISBN: 978-91-637-8563-4

En gång i betongen (2019)

ISBN: 978-91-639-9880-5

Diaspora Letters (2021) co-author with Nicolás Wormull

Publisher André Frère Éditions

ISBN: 978-91-519-8566-4


Kreativa Fonden Botkyrka

Sveriges Författarfond


Public Collection

Botkyrka Konsthall, Botkyrka kommun

Våra Gårdar, Folkets Hus och Parker


Det vackra i det fula  (MKC 2008)

I människotakt (MKC 2009)

I människotakt 2 (Artlab 2011)

Vårsalongen (Liljevalchs 2011)

F.F.F (Kulturhuset 2016)

Härifrån (Botkyrka konsthall 2019)

Internationella Motståndsmuseet 1978-2020 (Södertälje konsthall 2019-2020)

En gång i betongen (Goethe Institutet, Stockholm 2021)

Diaspora Letters (Södertälje konsthall 2021)

Konst åt Alla! (Hallunda Folkets Hus 2021)

Diaspora Letters vol.2 (Botkyrka konsthall 2021)