Cook it and snap it!

Cook it and snap it!

What makes a good food photograph? You need soft, natural light, raw materials or a plate of food, a little composition and a steady hand. And to view the food, a lens, which nowadays most often means a mobile phone or a tablet. This was the basis for our cooking and photography course.

The course participants were thirteen 15-to 20-year-olds, some of whom were asylum seekers. The course instructors were the food journalist and photographer Mari Moilanen, the home economics teacher Hanna Salminen, and the visual art educator Maija Ihanainen.

Photographs in the exhibition: Hassan, Shirahmad, Javad N., Aref, Mohammed, Juho, Zahra, Laura, Shahram, Ali, Javad A., Abbas, Iiris and Mari.

The course was organised by the Finnish Museum of Photography and the Hotel and Restaurant Museum, in cooperation with the Cable Factory, the Free Art School, and the Hima & Sali restaurant.

Mari Moilanen will give a lecture on the topic "How to take a good food photograph", on Wednesday 30 November, from 18:00 to 19:00. Admission is free.


The course and exhibition are part of the Turvapaikkana museo ("The museum as an asylum") project, with fifteen Finnish museums providing leisure activities for young asylum seekers in Finland. The project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

NB! The exhibition is closed due to photography courses in the exhibition space (Process Space) on
Saturday, Oct 15
Saturday, Oct 22, 12 am - 3 pm
Saturday, Nov 19, 12 am - 3 pm
Saturday, Dec 10,12 am - 3 pm