We are now introducing a new membership program on a monthly basis to give new opportunities to learn new skills in photography.
Extending the scope into Books – Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards comes to Helsinki Photo Festival 2024.
New edition of Helsinki Photo News is released. The Journal of Contemporary Photography introduces 50 International emerging artists and iconic David Lynch.
ll the winners of the open call competition themed Courage will be exhibited at the Sanoma House from October 4-29, 2023.
Our educational highlight, the annual Nordic seminar with prominent Nordic experts in the field of photography takes place September 29, 2023.
For the first time Helsinki Photo Festival opens curated group photo exhibition at the fence of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden in the heart of Helsinki.
A strong relationship with our business partners is important to Helsinki Photo Festival. Here’s what our team has to say about picdrop.
Visitors of Helsinki Photo Festival 2023 can select from a wide range of different pedagogic offers for beginners and professionals. Exhibitions are located throughout the metropolitan area of Helsinki.
Meet the open call finalists 2023 for Helsinki Photo Festival. The theme is courage.
Read previously released publications of Helsinki Photo Festival from online now.
We have received a record number of submissions, 462 from 68 countries. We now proudly present the 144 shortlisted, who will move further into the second round of voting.
In collaboration with Kyrö Distillery Helsinki Photo Festival presents a popup exhibition with Helsinki-based photographer and creative thinker Kimmo Syväri.
Helsinki Photo Festival announces Open Call for submissions from photographers artists from all around the globe! The theme of the Open Call 2023 is COURAGE.
The Infinite Deep exhibition showcases the surreal photography of David Lynch for the first time in Finland! It is curated by Danish photographer Christian Nørgaard, who has exclusive access to David Lynch’s photo archives. Exhibitions will take place at the Helsinki West Terminal T1 (Länsiterminaali T1) in Jätkäsaari from November 4 to February 28, 2023.
Join a public lecture with Belgium photographer and arts educator Carine Van Gerven in Annantalo Arts Centre on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Helsinki Photo Festival’s educational highlight for visual art enthusiasts with prominent Nordic curator, visual artists, photography teachers, photo editors and publishers. Eight confirmed Nordic speakers share their know-how on September 9, 2022.
Up next is the annual Portfolio Reviews with a chance of winning as first prize a solo exhibition in forthcoming edition in 2023.
Austrian still life photographer Ulrike Koeb creates compositions with food and disposed objects found from plastic that she create works for raising awareness on throwaway culture. Koeb’s newest solo exhibition “Reduce, reuse and recycle”
In collaboration with The National Museum of Finland, Helsinki Photo Festival turns photographs into a part of the cityscape presenting works of 40 emerging artists
Selected Darlings is an exclusive photo exhibition with limited edition prints of selected and celebrated award-winning Nordic and international visual artists. Works include art made by Sari Soininen, Svante Gullichsen, Florence Montmare, Carl-Mikael Ström, Jooeun...
Portfolio Review Winner Diane Meyer brings embroidered photography in a solo exhibition to the Summer Yard of the National Museum in Helsinki
Helsinki Photo Festival popup exhibition with 7 international artist from the open call Believe at sports and cultural complex Tapanila
Helsinki Photo Festival presents solo pop up exhibition of Canadian photographer Arianne Clément “The Art of Aging” at Gallery Futura in the West Terminal 1 in Jätkäsaari from January 12-30, 2023.
First solo exhibition of emerging Swedish artist Carl-Mikael Ström opens at Hanaholmen – Cultural Centre for Sweden and Finland.
Nordic winners for the theme Believe at Helsinki Photo Festival 2022 are selected now
The 40 international winners for the theme Believe are selected now. The fifth edition of Helsinki Photo Festival will showcase all finalists in outdoor exhibitions around Greater Helsinki from July 7-October 2, 2022.
Congratulations to all our 2022 entrants. This year we asked for photography which presents work in response to; “Believe“, as a concept of imaginative, creative and expressive interpretation. Meet the shortlisted entrants. Voting for final winners continues now
Helsinki Photo Festival kicks off the year with an exclusive photo exhibition from January 23-March 9, 2022 at Hotel Marski by Scandic in the heart of Helsinki. Finland’s biggest annual photography event presents a selection of best curated images of emerging Nordic and international photographers.
Believe photography can change the world!
Helsinki Photo Festival’s fifth open call invites visual artists from the world over to explore the theme “Believe”.
Helsinki Photo Festival announces limited edition!
Nordic Village is a visual art talent platform fostered by Helsinki Photo Festival to support emerging Nordic photographers. The platform has now initiated a limited edition print program to give Nordic artists access to sell to collectors and fine art lovers around the world.
The second edition of Helsinki Photo News – Journal of Contemporary Photography is out!
Helsinki Photo Festival is a visual arts event focused on photography opening for the public July 7 and ends September 30. The fourth edition on the theme Fearless to be exhibited in the whole metropolitan area. The event is held annually and brings a new art experience to Greater Helsinki.
We are pleased to announce the winners of Nordic Village of the theme Fearless at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021.
We are pleased to announce the Open Call finalists at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021. The 50 winners of the theme Fearless are selected now
Helsinki Photo Festival has received a record number of 428 applications from 55 countries for the open call with the theme Fearless. The association is proud to announce 96 shortlisted candidates who will move further into the second round of voting to decide the finalists of this year.
Helsinki Photo Festival is pleased to announce their fourth open call! Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their work(s) in the festival theme Fearless.
We are now releasing the very first issue of HELSINKI PHOTO NEWS with 90-pages on issuu available for free. The magazine is in English and also includes Finnish translations of all exhibited artists. Enjoy reading!
Helsinki Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews were held August 28-29, 2020 at the Ateljee facility of The National Museum of Finland. 43 artists from 3 continents applied to get review sessions with leading experts in the field of photography including Curators, Festival Directors, Acquisitions Editors for photography and many more. The jury is pleased to announce the winners of the festival’s portfolio reviews now.
Two of the most experienced and celebrated photographers, a Finnish-American photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen and a Finnish photographic artist Stefan Bremer will talk about their 3 decades of artist career and photographic education.
Due to Covid19 travel restrictions Arno Rafael Minkkinen will safely participate online from his Finnish Caravan tent at Foster’s Pond in the US and Stefan Bremer you can meet and listen to at the Auditorium of the National Museum of Finland.
Accomplished Finnish photographer Elina Brotherus (b.1972) meets with celebrated talent Svante Gullichsen (b.1994) on September 4 and the two will talk about their works and approaches in photography.
Meet and learn from Elina Brotherus and Svante Gullichsen.
The Helphoto team is proud to present to the public a third edition of their international visual arts event, Helsinki Photo Festival 2020. The festival, organized from July 7th to September 30th, will attract photo enthusiasts to exhibitions of 58 international and Nordic photographers spread all over the City of Helsinki. The theme for the festival is Trust, a vital cornerstone for every society given the challenging times the world has been facing throughout 2020.
Helsinki Photo Festival’s international jury is pleased to announce the winners of the festival’s theme Trust. The jury congratulates all winners from 5 continents and thanks all artists who participated in this year’s contest.
Helsinki Photo Festival is proud to announce 94 shortlisted candidates who have entered our annual Open Call competition and submitted images in a theme of Trust to be exhibited at the Helsinki Photo Festival 2020.
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Helsinki Photo Festival 2020 is in a need of volunteers in the period between July 7 to September 30, 2020.
Helsinki Photo Festival will be organized from July 7 to September 30, despite the current unfortunate situation with COVID-19. Our theme for 2020 is Trust, a vital cornerstone for every society in challenging times like now. The call for submissions is open until April 23rd and we have already received a number of outstanding works from all over the world.
Helsinki Photo Festival invites all artists and photographers from all over the world to submit their work(s) for this year’s festival theme Trust. We aim to select +40 artists works to exhibit in solo- and group exhibitions during the festival period, July 7th-September 30th 2020.
Night of the Arts, August 15th – Helsinki Photo Festival has opened their main exhibition at one of the most iconic historic warehouses in Helsinki, the Old Customs House / Katajanokan Tulli- ja Pakkehuone (entrance from Katajanokanlaituri). The theme for this year is “Anarchy”, and the exhibition presents the works of 50 winning finalists, including 25 winners of the Best Image competition and a multimedia presentation of 24 shortlisted artists from all over the world.
Helsinki Photo Festival July 5 – September 9, 2019 brings photography to the streets by exhibiting the work of 50 Nordic and international photographers in various easily accessible outdoor and indoor exhibitions throughout Helsinki. The theme all photographers are working with this year is Anarchy..
72 photographers were shortlisted and 50 were selected as winners while 25 images made it in The Best Image competition to be experienced in solo- and group exhibitions during the festival period. The exhibitions will take place in historic warehouses, libraries, parks and waterfront areas..
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