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FESTIVAL OF POLITICAL PHOTOgraphy 2016

19 February – 30 April, 2016

Why do the words home and land sound and feel good, but homeland refers to something restricted, nationalistic and even prejudiced?

With exhibitions, seminars and a diverse discussion programme, the 2016 Festival of Political Photography invites the audience to examine ways of influencing with politically conscious photographs. The theme of this year's edition is Homeland.

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Adrian Paci, still image from video Centro di Permanenza Temporanea.

 

 

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CATHERINE LEUTENEGGER: KODAK city

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April 1 - June 5, 2016

Rochester (NY) is the birthplace of the photography giant Kodak. In its prime, the company turned Rochester into a wealthy town. After the digitalization of photography, the business collapsed.

Swiss Catherine Leutenegger’s documentary series reveals what remains of Kodak as a business and the ways in which the decline of the company has impacted the city of Rochester.

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Catherine Leutenegger, from the series Kodak City.

coming up in august

Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves

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August 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Main exhibition space 

Our main exhibition this autumn surveys a decade of work by acclaimed American photographer Alec Soth (b. 1969). It brings together four of his major works – Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), Niagara (2006), Broken Manual (2010) and Songbook (2014).

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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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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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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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News
Open call for exhibitions at Project Space in 2017

Do you wish to have your works exhibited at The Finnish Museum of Photography?

 

Project Space is an open-application exhibition space where both professionals and students making photographic art can apply. The call for exhibitions in 2017 is now open. Send your application by May 8, 2016!

 

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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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Artists to exhibit in Project space in 2016 chosen

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.

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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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