Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Pablo Lerma, Stratos Maragos, Alessia Rollo, Maija Savolainen, Peo Olsson & Johan Willner.
The Belonging to the Story exhibition hovers between reality and fiction and uses the techniques of contemporary photographic art to examine the way in which we cling to one another and the world, dream, create utopias, and imagine the future. The exhibition also explores the photographer's role as the producer of meanings and ideas and the camera's task as the recorder of light and “reality.” At the same time, it aims to give the viewer space to delve into their own imagination and thus continue the story.
The artists were chosen from 31 Transeurope projects by a group of curators from the Finnish Museum of Photography: Clément Beraud, Reetta Haarajoki and Tiina Rauhala.
The exhibition is part of the international Transeurope project, which promotes the collaboration, visibility and international mobility of photographers, industry experts and institutions across Europe. The project has been running from 2017 to 2019 and has included 14 workshops and group exhibitions all over Europe. In three portfolio events in Helsinki, Athens and Madrid, 80 photography and art experts reviewed the portfolios of photographic artists. 350 artists from 29 European countries and three artists from South America have taken part in the project.
The project is led by Fundación Contemporánea (Spain) with Euromare (Greece) and the Finnish Museum of Photography as partners and is funded by the Creative Europe program. The project website serves as an open platform where the photographers showcase their portfolios to industry professionals and others who are interested in photographic art.