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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

Sept 12 - Oct 26: Arttu Merimaa

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Arttu Merimaa: It’s Not Who I Am Underneath But What I Do That Defines Me

 Arttu Merimaa discusses the relationship between artistic actions and objects and the artist.

Project Space.

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Exhibitions

Sept 12 - Nov 30: Santeri Happonen

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Everyday routines, what are they? Santeri Happonen explores our daily routines by putting them on display as photographic loops.

Process Space. Free Entry.

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online

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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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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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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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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#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 2nd of November. Join the walk on Facebook!

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Meet the critics: A public lecture on November the 5th

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 5th of November 2014 at 6p.m., and will be given by Dr. Marc Glöde, an internationally acclaimed curator and art critic. Free entry.

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Erik Kessels on the death of photo albums

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What happened to photo albums? What is the role images in the time we live in? How could we find new ways to look at photographs? Erik Kessels has given inspiring lectures about his obsession with found footage and family albums.

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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
The Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1G
00180 Helsinki

Address: Tallberginkatu 1 C 85, 00180 Helsinki

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www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi

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 and
exhibitions in Process-space: free entrance.
Free admission on the last Wed of the month from 5 to 8 pm.

Picture Service and library
+358-9-6866 3623,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tue-Thu 10-15, reservations

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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