Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Photography at Kaapeli

If you are interested in photography then the Finnish Museum of Photography (Suomen Valokuvataiteen Museo) at the Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas) in Salmisaari might be something for you. They host several exhibitions. One of them is quite interesting to get a better idea about the diversity of Helsinki and the people that live here. Its name is East-West-Ballte (Itä-Länsi-Battle). Two groups of young photographers are trying to show the differences between the east and the west of Helsinki. They took pictures of the people, their homes, their hobbies, streets, everything that gives an idea about their lifestyle. They put the pictures in contrast to each other. It is a small exhibition but really nice to see and interesting if you want to get a better understanding of Helsinki.

They also have three exhibition of K-G Ross on display. His pictures are all from the 50s and in his pictures he focuses on the people rather than landscape and architecture. On exhibition shows shootings for the Finnish fashion label Marimekko. In another one he captured life on Helsinki’s streets on the 50s. The third one deals with the mafia and its role in Sicilia.

Furthermore the museum shows exhibitions from Octavian Bâlea and Timo Kelaranta.

Ticket prices are 6 €/4€. 
HelsinkiIn ranking: The ticket is worth 5 €.


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