Nov 4th, 2016 – Jan 8th, 2017
In his series Virtuous Circle, the French photographer Charles-Henry Bédué aims to shed light on the profound relation between the artist and his patrons in a revitalized creative process. Aside from the financial aspect, what comes of selling one's images? Why exhibit them? Under which circumstances?
Oct 13th – Dec 11th, 2016
What makes a good food photograph? You need soft, natural light, raw materials or a plate of food, a little composition and a steady hand. And to view the food, a lens, which nowadays most often means a mobile phone or a tablet. This was the basis for our cooking and photography course.
Images from the collections of the Central Union of Consumer Co-operatives
Nov 8th – Jan 15th, 2017
Images of urbanisation, industrialisation and the emergence of consumer culture and the welfare state. A thousand negatives from the collection have been digitized to celebrate the centenary of the Union, with the support of Co-operative Tradeka and the Foundation of the Consumer co-operative. The images on display are new inkjet prints.
The daguerreotype was the first commercially successful photographic process (1839-1860) in the history of photography.
Daguerreobase is a public platform for sharing Europe’s earliest photographs.
Welcome to our online exhibitions From Misty Morning to Composition – Art Photography in Post-war Finland and Nature Photographs of the Year in Finland.
Picks from the Collection is the series, which presents photographs belonging to the collection.
The museum is closed on
December 6th (Finnish Independence Day)
December 24th-26th (Christmas)
December 31st - January 2nd, 2017 (New Years)
In the Open call for exhibitions at Project Space in 2017, The Finnish Museum of Photography received 420 applications – a record number. More than half of the applications were by non-Finnish artists.
The Museum jury chose five artists to exhibit in 2017.
Our new project, starting this spring in the Helsinki suburb of Vuosaari, will bring a multitude of events and exhibitions, including photography, audio and video workshops, for the youth in Vuosaari.
The project is carried out with the support of the City of Helsinki Cultural Office, and is a part of the Helsinki Model. The aim is to diversify and create a balance between the arts and cultural activities offered in various parts of the city.
Photo albums are everywhere: we carry them on our phones, in changing situations and living environments – sometimes even across borders and through continents.
This spring, museology students from University of Helsinki and our museum's collection curators are collecting a sample of mobile phone photographs, donated to the museum by asylum seekers in Finland.
In the project, the donors share their stories about the pictures that they've picked out, and together the whole project team will discuss contemporary visual culture and the photography cultures among asylum seekers.
At the exhibition Darkroom, you will come across a number of different terms related to photography and work in the darkroom. Use our glossary to check what they are all about!
Born from a collaboration between the Finnish Museum of Photography, software company Futurice and the academic world, #snapshot is a groundbreaking photographic exhibition which focuses on the effect the Internet has on everyday photography. In June, #snapshot was one of the most popular exhibitions of the Triennial of Photography Hamburg, one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.
Otava Publishing Company, one of the oldest in Finland, has donated a collection of 3 300 photographs from its archives to the Finnish Museum of Photography. The collection includes images taken between the World Wars by many legendary photographers.
The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Finnish photographer I.K. Inha. To celebrate that, we just published a set of the photos that he took of Helsinki in 1908. During early summer mornings and quiet summer evenings, Inha photographed Helsinki's historical city center, handsome new buildings, sea sides and parks.
The Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Photography was set up by Finland`s main photographic organizations on 6.5.1969. The Museum’s first exhibition and storage spaces were at Korkeavuorenkatu Street 2 in Ullanlinna, Helsinki.
The Finnish Museum of Photography
The Cable Factory
Address: Tallberginkatu 1 C 85, 00180 Helsinki
Exhibition information: +35896866 3621
Office Tue-Fri 9-15, +35896866 360
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11-18, Wed 11-20, Mon closed.
Admission fees: 8 / 5 €,
Under 18 years-olds free entrance.
Free admission on the last Wed of the month from 5 to 8 pm.
Free entry with Museokortti!
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Accessibility: The Museum is fully accessible.
The Cable factory is located 300 metres from Ruoholahti metro station. By Tram: 8, By Bus: 20, 21V, 65A, 66A