Finnish Museum of Photography
Helsinki

The Finnish Museum of Photography is Finland’s national specialized museum for photography. Through exhibitions, collection management, education, research, and a wide range of public and community programmes, the museum strives to promote and foster photographic art and culture in Finland. Founded on the initiative of Finnish photography organizations, the museum opened its doors in 1969 and is the oldest photography museum in Europe.

The museum is maintained by the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Photography.

The museum’s main support comes from the Finnish Ministry of Education and from the City of Helsinki, which provides premises in the Cable Factory in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. The Director of the museum is Elina Heikka, and it has a permanent staff of thirteen.

Hannele Rantala (bio), Jalo Porkkala (banner), Martin Parr, Vivian Maier, Jouko Lehtola, Pasi Räsämäki, Jukka Lehtinen, Hannes Heikura, Erkki Raskinen, Pentti Sammallahti, Markus Jokeala, Uwa Iduozee, Lyy Raitala, Tapio Vanhatalo
Finnish Museum of Photography
Helsinki

The Finnish Museum of Photography is Finland’s national specialized museum for photography. Through exhibitions, collection management, education, research, and a wide range of public and community programmes, the museum strives to promote and foster photographic art and culture in Finland. Founded on the initiative of Finnish photography organizations, the museum opened its doors in 1969 and is the oldest photography museum in Europe.

The museum is maintained by the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Photography.

The museum’s main support comes from the Finnish Ministry of Education and from the City of Helsinki, which provides premises in the Cable Factory in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. The Director of the museum is Elina Heikka, and it has a permanent staff of thirteen.

Hannele Rantala (bio), Jalo Porkkala (banner), Martin Parr, Vivian Maier, Jouko Lehtola, Pasi Räsämäki, Jukka Lehtinen, Hannes Heikura, Erkki Raskinen, Pentti Sammallahti, Markus Jokeala, Uwa Iduozee, Lyy Raitala, Tapio Vanhatalo
  • Eyes in the Stone
    May 17 – Jul 28, 2024
    Eko 9 Triennale
    Maribor, Slovenia
    From folktales and the origins of modern horror in literature and film to contemporary art forms, the horror genre has always possessed the potential to address human and societal fears. With the exhibition Eyes in the Stone, we give power to the primary emotion of fear to jolt us from our numbness to seemingly failing warnings of science. The artists in the exhibition respond in form and narrative to the threatening atmosphere in nature and culture. (more…)
  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)