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Never before have ordinary people generated such a wealth of photographs, and had the ability to share them with such wide audiences, as today. And today, sharing pictures is as important as taking them. 

The Finnish Museum of Photography’s interactive #snapshot exhibition sets out to update the snapshot concept by showing and explaining everyday photography from various angles.

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Catherine Balet / From the series Strangers in the Light.

exhibitions

31.10.2014-25.1.2015 Lens Politica: Jonathan Hobin

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Jonathan Hobin: In the Playroom

Jonathan Hobin's In the Playroom brutally shows that it is hard to build a protective bubble around children. In the exhibited photographs, children act out September 11 and re-enact the Abu-Ghraib torture scene.

Project space.

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Museum's archives online

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View, comment on and use our photographs!

We are improving the accessibility of our collections, by making photographs available on Flickr and the Kuvia kaikille website.

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The terms of use of the images...

 

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online exhibitions

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Welcome to our online exhibitions From Misty Morning to Composition – Art Photography in Post-war Finland and Nature Photographs of the Year in Finland.

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Picks from the Collection

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Picks from the Collection is the series, which presents photographs belonging to the collection.

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public programmes

Kova - engaging diverse audiences

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KOVA is an audience development project that aims to improve the accessibility of the museum's collections and to engage diverse audiences in making and experiencing art. The project presents photographic art and culture to the residents of Kontula and Mellunkylä at Galleria Kontupiste.

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Meet the critics: A public lecture on December the 17th

World-renowned curators, art critics, museum directors and other professionals from various fields of art will be giving public lectures at the museum's Process space. The next lecture is on the 17th of December at 6p.m., and will be given by Gregory Volk, an internationally acclaimed curator and art critic. Free entry.

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PRIVATE PHOTO ALBUMS: THE MERMAID, THE GRAMOPHONE AND THE BALTIC HERRING FAIR

Organised jointly by Gallery Kontupiste and the Finnish Museum of Photography, the exhibition Private photo albums: the mermaid, the gramophone and the Baltic Herring Fair mounts an album in the exhibition space. Selected photos from the albums of private Helsinki citizens will be relocated, on the album pages, on the gallery walls, arranged in the fashion of different decades. 

Photography exhibition at Gallery Kontupiste from 17 October 2014 to 18 January 2015.

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Exceptions to the opening hours

The Finnish Museum of Photography is closed on Independence day, December the 6th, during the Christmas period from December the 24th to 26th 2014, and on January the 1st and the 6th, 2015.

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#SnapshotWalk: Let's Instagram together!

Join us for a guided Instagram walk in the Ruoholahti neighbourhood. Ruoholahti includes, for example, the western terminus of the Helsinki Metro. It also has the sea, a canal running through it, offices of major corporations, a shopping centre and the Cable Factory. What else? You show us!

A guided Instagram walk in Ruoholahti on the first Sundays of the month until the end of the year, from 3 to 4 pm. Free admission. The tour starts and ends at the lobby of the Finnish Museum of Photography, the Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G.

Next walk is on the 7th of December. Join the walk on Facebook!

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The History of the Finnish Museum of Photography

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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.

 

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The Finnish Museum of Photography
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Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11-18, Wed 11-20, Mon closed. 

Admission fees: 8 / 5 €,
Under 18 years-olds and
exhibitions in Process-space: free entrance.
Free admission on the last Wed of the month from 5 to 8 pm.

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The Cable factory is located 300 metres from Ruoholahti metro station. By Tram: 8, By Bus: 20, 21V, 65A, 66A

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