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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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 Finnish Museum of Photography received a record number of 300 interesting applications in the Open call for Artists for Project space in 2016. The overall quality of the applications was very high. Almost half of the applications were by non-Finnish artists.
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.
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