Picture Path

What photographs and messages would you like to see in the urban space? And what type of images are created from words or what kind of words do images produce?

Pupils from Jätkäsaaren peruskoulu were pondering these and other questions in workshops organized by the Finnish Museum of Photography in the spring of 2022. During the workshop, the students took photos based on the following words: flowers, summer, mirrors, mustaches, peace and safety. In addition to their own images, the students have selected images from the museum’s collections to display on the underpass columns.


Although children and young people photograph more than ever before, they need guidance in visual culture, where viewing, showing, taking pictures, interpreting, valuing and imagining play a key role. In this project, children and young people are seen as artists and active actors in relation to their own immediate environment and its well-being. With the exhibition, the children's and young people's own visual culture will have a prominent and long-lasting place in the public, urban space.

Erja Salo, Head of Education and Public programmes 

Photo: Virve Laustela / The Finnish Museum of Photography

7th grade
Mirrors, mustaches and hospitals

Lana, Emilia, Maia, Beverly, Badia, Aino, Vilja, Ellen, Isla, Mimosa, Maire, Vilja, Aapo, Sanni, Pietari, Laura, Oona, Iiris, Juho, Matti

Teacher: Hanna Seiro


5th-6th grade
Summer and flowers

Nella, Tinja, Helmi, Sylvi, Lilja O., Katariina, Vera, Ella, Reetta, Mikaela, Grace, Lotta, Eden, Maija, Nino, Sofia

Teacher: Mervi Lehtonen


3rd grade
Peace and safety

Peppi, Frida, Elli, Klaudia, Mea, Reino, Lilian, Seela, Veera, Iida, Topias, Mea, Eliel, Evelina, Aliyah, Imran, Ellen, Eveliina, Ohto, Emilia, Viola, Aaro, Olivia, Oliver

Kristiina, Timofei, Julius, Aino, Eetu, Hilla, Kerttu, Menni-Mariel, Sofia, Vilma, Oona, Ahti, Kyra, Melina, Milla, Ida, Natasha, Samu, Abdullahi, Helvi, Isabell, Onni, Esra

Iiris, Hilla, Eliel, Unto, Daniel, Elina, Elmiina, Varundass, Eemil, Sini, Inga, Tianyi, Seelia, Isla, Otto, Aurora, Hasan, Alhanin, Livia, Linus, Rayan

Teacher: Mika Kunnari


Images from the museum’s collections: Wilma Hurskainen, Ulla-Maija Hänninen, P.K. Jaskari, Carl Klein, Johnny Korkman, Sami Parkkinen, Marjukka Vainio

Museum team: Ida Taavitsainen, Kastehelmi Korpijaakko, Erja Salo

Graphic design: Anna Neva


The Finnish Museum of Photography’s collections and public programs departments have organized exhibitions in the Länsilinkki column gallery since 2018.

The Ministry of Education and Culture supports exhibitions at Baana.

Column gallery

00180 Helsinki

Kämp Galleria
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