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Alec Soth:
Gathered Leaves

August 25th  January 15th, 2017

Our main exhibition this autumn surveys a decade of work by acclaimed American photographer Alec Soth (b. 1969).

Gathered Leaves brings together four of Soth's major works from 2004 to 2014  – Sleeping by the Mississippi, NiagaraBroken Manual and Songbook.

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Alec Soth: Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002, from the series Sleeping by the Mississippi.

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YYY

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Project Space
Sept 2 – Oct 30, 2016

YYY is an experimental zine and exhibition concept that assembles artists working with unstaged photography. The photographers for the issue on view (YYY #2) are Katri Naukkarinen, Tim Barber and Suguru Ryuzaki.

 

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Focus on form

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Design photography by Matti and Otso Pietinen

Kuvakulma space
May 18 – August 14, 2016

Finnish design had its heyday in the 1950s. Successful designers had a trusted go-to photography partner in Finland: the Pietinen family business and, in particular, the brothers Otso and Matti Pietinen.

 

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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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Daguerreobase: the earliest photographs

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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.

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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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collections

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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Artists to exhibit at Project Space in 2017 selected

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.

 

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Vuosaari – In Other Words

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.

 

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Mobile Albums: asylum seekers donate photos to our museum's collections

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.

 

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Exhibitions at Project space in 2016

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Every year, artists can apply to exhibit at our Project space in an open call. In 2015 we received a record number of applications: 300. Almost half of the applications were by non-Finnish artists.

The overall quality of the applications was very high, and choosing five exhibitions out of 300 was not an easy task.

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Are you familiar with darkroom terms and vocabulary?

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!

Darkroom glossary (pdf)

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#snapshot charmed the Triennial of Photography Hamburg

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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.

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Otava donates a remarkable collection of photographs to the Finnish Museum of Photography

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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.

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I.K. Inha's photos show Helsinki in 1908 - and they're free to be browsed and used

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. 

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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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Please note that Picture Service and library are closed for summer from 9 June to 9 August, 2016.


 

 

Accessibility: The Museum is fully accessible.

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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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