The 2019 Festival of Political Photography explores the capacity for collective imagination and the potential for action. The festival highlights photography projects that deal with smaller and larger changes, as well as alternative mindsets and lifestyles.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the building stock of Helsinki was modernised, as old buildings were frantically torn down to give way to new ones. For a period of two years, the photographer Matti Koivumäki (born 1950) spent time exploring his childhood home district and documented the Puu-Vallila area of wooden buildings, which was threatened with being condemned due to changes in town planning. The photographs in the exhibition are original gelatin silver prints from the years 1974–1976. The exhibition is on view at museum's collection corner Kuvakulma.
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