Past exhibitions

2022–2023
The exhibition takes us to the United States of the 1960s, to a particular moment and place in history, and reminds us of the role of photography as an intermediary between memories and collective remembrance. The exhibition has been curated by the artist Rein Jelle Terpstra.
2022–2023
Rom is a photography project by Jonne Heinonen, created over seven years amongst Roma communities in Finland. The exhibition addresses the culture and everyday life of Finnish Roma from the perspective of an artist outside the community.
2022
Katja Eydel reflects on how identity is shaped through the functioning of social structures, such as state-run institutions and other organizations.
2022
Filled with kitsch, golden frames, fur, and glitter, Veera Konsti's exhibition carnivalizes and parodies the traditions of both painting and nature photography.
2022
Forests of the North Wind is the final part of a forest trilogy based on research through photographic art by Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo, culminating their three decades of work on forest themes
2022
So Sweet Ukraine is an online exhibition featuring contemporary Ukrainian photographers.
2022
Art collective Photofuss approaches the various undersides of everyday life, pondering both darkness and illumination in this versatile group exhibition. 
2022
The exhibition invites viewers to reflect on the expectations and concepts related to photography. The exhibition is a selection of research-based projects that challenge the idea of “the photographic”.
2022
Film director Agnès Varda's (1928–2019) first creative life was as a photographer. Varda's first photography exhibition from 1954 will now be presented in Finland.
2022
Zanele Muholi is a South African LGBTQIA+ activist and among the most influential international photographers working today.
2019–2022
Cartes-de-visite were the biggest photographic craze of the 19th century and early 20th century. The exhibition Cartes-de-visite from the Finnish Museum of Photography showcases cards from 1894 to 1920 at Länsilinkki in Ruoholahti.
2022
The historical exhibition presents unprecedented gems from the early stages of Finnish photographic art from the beginning of the 20th century.
2022
The main exhibition of Helsinki Darkroom Festival – organized for the first time – celebrates current darkroom art and the creative possibilities of analogic photography.
2021–2022
Poetry and political resistance are inextricably intertwined in the artistic work of Cecilia Vicuña. The Chilean artist's works are on display for the first time in Finland.
2021–2022
The retrospective exhibition of the work of Susanna Majuri (1978–2020), titled Love, gathers together photographs from her entire career: her most well-known pieces are shown side by side with less common early works.
2021–2022
What if a crow could take photographs? What kinds of photos would it take? What would the world look like through the eyes of a bird? Opening in October 2021, the title of the fifth Festival of Political Photography is ‘Bird’s-Eye View’. The festival reflects, through photography, on the capacity of humans to imagine the perspective of birds and to understand the world in an alternate way through that lens.
2021
The exhibition brings photographs by Vuosaari based photographers to Vuosaari House gallery.
2021
Uwa Iduozee is a photographer and documentarist who strives to tell stories that are often neglected in mainstream media. Iduozee focuses particularly on structural racism and its impacts in both crisis situations and in day-to-day life.
2021
The exhibition Our natures – Interpretations of National Romanticism by the Finnish Museum of Photography's young adults' group Photofuss draws reflection on "Finnishness" today. The word nature in the title refers to human nature and natural environments—this duality is studied both together and…
2021
Vivian Maier returns to Helsinki with a new exhibition focusing on street photography
2021
In her work, Maria Kapajeva explores the stereotypes, expectations and roles that women continue to face.
2020–2021
Mitä on hyvä elämä silloin kun uusi ja tuntematon muuttaa tutun toiseksi? Vuosaarelaisten valokuvanäyttely levittäytyy Vuosaaren kauppakeskus Columbukseen. Näyttely on osa Vuosaari 21 -hanketta.
2020–2021
The museums collection exhibition asks if a camera can be racist.
2020–2021
The photographic series Atlas of Emotions by Jari Silomäki (b. 1975) is a record of 21st century events: the rapid rise in prosperity and inequality in developing countries, the shared server-run home country that is the Internet, the public presentation of personal histories and privacy protection…
2020–2021
The Finnish Museum of Photography's new exhibition space, named K1, will be opened with an inaugural showcase, featuring two exhibitions in one — Coco Chanel and An Evening with Marilyn — from Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland (b. 1934). The photographs depict two iconic women who developed a…
2020–2021
Media artist Liisa Vääriskoski's Munalissu is a feminist alter ego and art project that blurs the line between reality and fiction. The main platform used for the project is Instagram.
2020
Clare Gallagher's exhibition The Second Shift is an attempt to recognise the complexity and value of the invisible housework and childcare primarily carried out by women on top of their paid employment.
2020
AdeY’s images are driven by a particular focus and attention on people’s right to differences, primarily with regard to differences in physical appearance, gender, race and sexuality.
2020
Still life has a curious force that makes us see everyday things anew, to observe the overlooked.
2020
In January 1968, a US Air Force bomber carrying nuclear weapons crashed onto ice along the coast of Greenland. In South Korea, a group of scientists is attempting to clone a mammoth using DNA preserved in permafrost. In the Illgraben valley in Switzerland, scientists use an electronic alarm system…
2020
In summer 2020 the Finnish Museum of Photography will exhibit the works of photographer Sanna Kannisto (b. 1974), spanning a period of 20 years. This will be Kannisto’s largest exhibition to date. Sense of Wonder is a cross-section of the artist’s career, including her long-term photographic work…
2020
Humanity has now left behind the Holocene, a geological era in which the globe has been since the last ice age, and entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene. In the Anthropocene, the human influence on the Earth is so great that the change is irreversible; in a sense, it is a point of no return.  …
🐈🐆 Oselotin ja kissan poikaset leikkivät kirjailija Pentti Saarikosken kodin lattialla. Penelope Umbricon näyttelyn aikana jaamme sosiaalisessa mediassa kissakuvia museon kokoelmista. 📷: Kalle Kultala, 1960-luku / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma. https://t.co/vXtZWCP2qd
Haloo, onko loppiaisen suunnitelmat auki? Suomen valokuvataiteen museon näyttelyt ovat huomenna avoinna klo 11–18, tervetuloa! Kaapelitehtaan näyttelyt ovat avoinna nyt viimeistä viikonloppua. Kuva: Jonne Heinonen, sarjasta Rom, 2016–2022 https://t.co/MwLCjT9XSt
Kuva: Heikki Kalima: Peto, 1941 / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma 🐈 Penelope Umbricon näyttelyn aikana jaamme sosiaalisessa mediassa kissakuvia museon kokoelmista. https://t.co/KqMpOs3uKd
Haloo, onko loppiaisen suunnitelmat auki? Suomen valokuvataiteen museon näyttelyt ovat huomenna avoinna klo 11–18, tervetuloa! Kaapelitehtaan näyttelyt ovat avoinna nyt viimeistä viikonloppua. Kuva: Jonne Heinonen, sarjasta Rom, 2016–2022 https://t.co/R5XO6jelXk
Näyttelyn viimeinen viikko! Jonne Heinonen: Rom 11.11.2022–8.1.2023 Suomen valokuvataiteen museo, Kaapelitehdas, Kaapeliaukio 3, G-rappu, Helsinki Avoinna ti–su 11–18, ke 11–20 📸: Jonne Heinonen, sarjasta Rom, 2016–2022 https://t.co/eGdR8MnNQy
@Haapamasa Tosiaan, tästä ovat jääneet teostiedot uupumaan. Kuvan nimi on Jaana, sarjasta Helsinki by Night. Tekijä on Stefan Bremer ja vuosi oli 1983. Herättääkö muistoja?
Vielä ehdit näyttelyyn! Robert F. Kennedyn viimeinen matka – jaettu muisto 8.1.2023 saakka, Avoinna ti–su 11–18, ke 11–20 Kaapelitehdas, Kaapeliaukio 3, G-rappu 📷: Alan Virta, Ardwick, Maryland, 1968 https://t.co/keDbCpD3Dt
Suomen valokuvataiteen museo toivottaa iloista ja onnellista uutta vuotta 2023. Nähdään taas museolla❤️ Kuva: Elina Brotherus: Waterfront, sarjasta Artist and her model / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma https://t.co/iSMobxMcyU
Jonne Heinonen: Rom 11.11.2022–8.1.2023 Suomen valokuvataiteen museo, Kaapelitehdas, Kaapeliaukio 3, G-rappu, Helsinki Avoinna ti–su 11–18, ke 11–20 Kuva: Jonne Heinonen, sarjasta Rom, 2016–2022 https://t.co/q4jVMB3BBS
Kuva: Arvi Hanste: Kaiho (Kasimir) / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma 🐈 Penelope Umbricon näyttelyn aikana jaamme sosiaalisessa mediassa kissakuvia museon kokoelmista. Tämän päivän kuva on muotokuva Kasimir-kissasta. https://t.co/gGf6ZIfvlz
Robert F. Kennedyn viimeinen matka – jaettu muisto Näyttelyn kuraattori Rein Jelle Terpstra 16.9.2022–8.1.2023 Suomen valokuvataiteen museo, Kaapelitehdas, Kaapeliaukio 3, G-rappu, Helsinki Avoinna ti–su 11–18, ke 11–20 Kuva: Claire Leary, Iselin New Jersey, 1986 https://t.co/4ei2bJBsEE
❄️❄️❄️ Kuva 1: Fritz Englund, 1910 / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma Kuva 2: Fritz Englund, 1903 / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma https://t.co/GQC0VT3MVa
Suomen valokuvataiteen museo toivottaa iloista ja rauhallista joulua ❤️ Kuva: Tapio Vanhatalo, 1992 / Suomen valokuvataiteen museon kokoelma https://t.co/pCK7xZXbrs
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