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 the books “Livet är en Fittja” (Life is a Fittja) from 2011 and “Boken” (The Book) from 2015, and moves between fiction, memories and critical depictions of a segregated city. In 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. More recently he has been working for the Public Art Agency Sweden as a photographer and filmmaker since 2015, documenting contemporary public art in Sweden.


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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 2017 – 2018

Sveriges Författarfond 2020 – 2021

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)

Diaspora Letters vol.2 (Botkyrka konsthall 2021)

Konst åt Alla! (Hallunda Folkets Hus 2021)