The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

The Photobooks from Finland association has conceived an exhibition and a photobook, both based on doing things collectively. Eight artists were selected for the project in the spring of 2018. The thematic starting point was the Finnish landscape.

There are several synonyms for landscape, including scenery and view. Landscape can be taken to mean viewing something from a certain angle. It always appears different depending on the direction of viewing. It is never objective, but always dependent on the viewer. The works in the exhibition explore, for example, memories, nature, belonging to a place, and our view of landscape. The featured works also deal with, for example, information and identity, the need to be seen, and the maintenance of control and order.

Featured artists: Aura Saarikoski, Karl Ketamo, Simo Karisalo, Sebastian Reis, Kukka-Maria Rosenlund, Emma Sarpaniemi, Sara Hornig, Laura Konttinen

Graphic designer: Jaakko Suomalainen

Curatorial team: Tuomas Linna, Karoliina Paatos, Johannes Romppanen, Toni Vallasjoki, Nita Vera

The exhibition and publication is supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.


Podcast: A series of talks (in Finnish) with the artists from the exhibition and. publication. Hosted by Johannes Romppanen.

Listen podcast here.