from 3 April to 31 May 2014
The nearly 15-year-old girls, Kristiina Loog, Maiken Märs, Melissa Rohejärv and Merili Ruuto, have been browsing through photographs of more than 60 years old by the Uusi Suomi newspaper's photographers, from a collection held by the Finnish Museum of Photography, and have found in them the same topics and moods that they share on Instagram or Facebook on a daily basis.
The exhibition is based on materials donated to the Finnish Museum of Photography by an amateur photographer Helvi Ahonen.
A joint effort between the curator Mirjami Schuppert and two artists, Hertta Kiiski and Niina Vatanen, the exhibition explores the photographic archive as something that generates multiple meanings and that is a continuous and plentiful source of inspiration.
24.1. -4.5. 2014
Golden Age 6 tells small stories and lets the viewer visit images that mostly speak of something entirely different than what they were intended to record.
The journey grows from originally unrelated documentary scenes to good stories, forgotten coincidences and moments imagined anew.
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.
Elizabeth Edwards’ lecture "Out and About: Amateur Photographers in the Historical Landscape” in the Process space at the Finnish Museum of Photography on Wednesday 7.5.2014 at 17.15-18.15. Free entrance. The lecture is held in English.
Professor Elizabeth Edwards’ lecture focuses on amateur photographers’ societies, explorations and trips, which are regarded as the base for late 19th century and early 20th century photography. These events focus on the social, aesthetic and educational aspects in the making of landscape photographs.
Watch the artists talk about their work! In the short videos six artists talk about their works, which are on display in the exhibition Ecological Fallacy, part of Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014. You can watch the videos here or in the exhibition space at the museum with the help of QR-codes.
The Finnish Museum of Photography arranges an annual Portfolio Meeting for the fifth time on Monday 28.4.2014.
It is a meeting for artist photographers and for specialists in the field. The aim is to help them to meet and discuss issues involved in photography.
The artists get an opportunity to meet specialists in the field, show them their work, talk about their plans, and get feedback.
The last day to apply is on Monday 31.3.2014.
The Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project Space at the Cable Factory is an open-application exhibition space. The open call for year 2015 is now organized for fifth time and for the time being the last time.
Applications are open to anyone worldwide – both professionals and students – making photographic art. Applications can also be submitted in the name of workgroups.
Atelier Eric Sundström: Sculptor Walter Runeberg in his studio, 1910's (1980's). Silver gelatin print from original glass plate negative. The Finnish Museum of Photography.
View, comment on and use our photographs!
You are welcome to view, use and comment on images from the collections of the Finnish Museum of Photography! We are improving the accessibility of our collections, by making photographs available on Flickr and the Kuvia kaikille website.
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 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
Tue-Thu 10-15, reservations
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