Open Call 2024


Announcement coming soon










Helsinki Photo Festival pushes the boundaries for exploring the medium of photography in the Finnish capital. Every year we introduce works of emerging photographers selected through a theme-based open call for artists.

Photographers can apply from all around the world. Also, we devote ourselves to support Nordic artists through the Nordic Village exhibition platform.

We invite visual media enthusiasts of all ages to our photo festival gathering in Helsinki from August 8 – September 30, 2024.


We help artists to connect with audiences and experts in the field of of visual culture. We give photographers access to an international network enabling them to find new ways to work, get published and exhibit abroad and in Finland. The main initiative is to increase the visibility of contemporary photography through events and learning activities giving participants the opportunity to develop their projects as well as their artistic independence. 

Helsinki Photo Festival ry, is a nonprofit association created to attract interest and disseminate information on photography and visual culture in Finland and abroad.

The association publishes Helsinki Photo News – a periodical photo journal. The first issue was released in 2020.  Since 2021, the association publishes a limited edition print program supporting emerging artist in their activities. In the exhibitions section the festival websites fosters over 300 artists on dedicated artist pages presenting some of their winning works. Earlier exhibited themes were Love, Anarchy, Trust, Fearless, Believe and Courage. In 2018, in collaboration with InsideOut Project Helsinki Photo Festival organised an InsideOut Group action raising attention to the discussion of Bilingual Finland. Read more on this project here.



Helsinki Photo Festival promotes and exhibits works of emerging photographers, visual storytellers, photojournalists, visual arts professionals and multidisciplinary artists.

The theme of the seventh edition of Helsinki Photo Festival 2024, is “Aware”. Between August 8 and September 30, 2024 the works of +40 artists from all over the world can be discovered at the festival.


Throughout the years the in media credible festival has prodced unique installation individually tailored to the respective venues and surfaces.

The programming for 2024 is still ongoing. News are reguarly published in our blog and newsletter. Please subscripe to be the first to know. Events and venue locations can explored at our event page.






We aim to showcase noble and magnificent fine art photography that has never been seen before in Finland in the metropolitan area of Greater Helsinki.

The volunteer-driven festival works with aspiring designers and craftsmen who help the festival to thrive.


The festival program will be announced in due time in print media and in our photo events calendar and Social Media.






We are inviting all photo enthusiasts of any age to experience innovative images taken by Nordic and international photographers and to get to know new perspectives surrounding a theme.

Helsinki Photo Festival’s programming aims to make happen artist-talks, workshops, seminars, portfolio reviews, photo walks and exhibitions.



The association has a membership programme and organises for members various engaing events to network and acquire new knowledge and learn new skills.

Further information about locations and dates to be announced in due time on our photo events calendar and Social Media.