March 17 – May 28
Marta Zgierska survived a serious car accident in 2013. Post is a project about trauma, frozen in silence and tension. Everyone can find their own punctures here – exhausting dreams, fears, obsessions. An individual way of discovering a twin traumatic memory in another person.
Until April 9, 2017
In cooperation with the study programme of museology at the University of Helsinki and the Festival of Political Photography, our museum implemented a project that collected photographs by asylum seekers who had recently arrived in Finland, as well as memories and stories related to these photographs.
Helsinki Art Museum HAM
March 3 – July 30
Five Finnish museums join forces to celebrate Finland’s 100th year of independence with a major joint exhibition. Modern Life! – Finnish Modernism and the International Dimension showcases highlights of architecture, design, visual art and photography that contributed to the construction of a modern and international Finland between 1917 and 1968.
Museum's Collection corner Kuvakulma
Until May 14, 2017
A gas stove, a refrigerator, meat and coffee every day. The advertising images of the Pietinen photographic studio from the 1940s, 1950s and the 1960s present exclusive new products that are a self-evident part of everyday life today. The photos from our museum's collection are on view at collection corner Kuvakulma.
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.
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!
Free entry with Helsinki Card!
Picture Service and library
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