Sunday, September 10, 2017

100 Finnish Photographers – Äkki45


First-class Finnish photographers from the fields of fine art, commercial, fashion, journalism, documentary and nature photography.
Starting on August 25th, 2017, one photographer will be presented every day for one hundred days at: and Kauppakatu 5 in Jyväskylä, Finland.
A Celebration of Finnish photography will be held on the hundredth day, December 2nd, 2017 in Jyväskylä.
The first Finnish photograph was taken in Turku exactly 175 years ago. This year also being the centennial of Finnish independence, added up to be an opportune moment to celebrate the history and future of Finnish photography in the project 100 Finnish Photographers. The curators selected a broad range of photographers and photographs to represent Finnish contemporary photography in this project. Their selection includes fashion, documentary, photojournalist, portrait, fine art, nature and commercial photographers. Diversity is also found in the ages of the chosen photographers which extends from twenty to almost ninety years old. After one hundred days the website will remain as an information bank and business card for contemporary Finnish photography.
The 100 Finnish Photographers project can also be experienced for one hundred days on the streets of Jyväskylä. Stemming from an idea initiated by the nomadic art gallery, Äkkigalleria, the work of one hundred Finnish photographers will be projected onto the storefront window of Kauppakatu 5 in Jyväskylä. The window screening will be synchronized with the website and will introduce one contemporary Finnish photographer everyday until December 2nd. After one hundred days, the work by all one hundred photographers will be visible in a screening, at the same address, until Finnish Independence Day on the 6th of December.
A Celebration of Finnish Photography 
The Celebration of Finnish Photography will be held at the Aalto-Sali in Jyväskylä on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. The event will primarily be held in Finnish.
Speakers will discuss Finnish photography today, looking towards the future. Today the genres of photography have been broken and the rules are being stretched. What kinds of new ideas and challenges can be taken on, in the field of photography? How can we make Finnish photography more international? What might the future of Finnish photography look like?

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