Public lecture with Carine Van Gerven

Public lecture with Carine Van Gerven

Education for the youth!Join a public lecture with Belgium photographer and arts educator Carine Van Gerven in Annantalo Arts Centre on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 16:00 – 19:00. The public lecture is focused on the youth (15-25 years) who want to learn...
Nordic Seminar 2022

Nordic Seminar 2022

Helsinki Photo Festival’s educational highlight of the year, the annual Nordic seminar with prominent Nordic curators, visual artists, curators, photography teachers, photo editors and publishers will be organised on September 9, 2022. Confirmed speakers:Katrin...
Portfolio reviews 2022

Portfolio reviews 2022

Scan QR & register now! Portfolio Reviews 2020Up next at Helsinki Photo Festival’s educational events is the annual Portfolio Reviews with a chance of winning as first prize a solo exhibition. The event will be held on September, Sat 3rd at Ateljee in The National...
Popup photo exhibition in Tapanila

Popup photo exhibition in Tapanila

Located in northern Helsinki is the most versatile sports and cultural complex Tapanila Urheilukeskus. Famed for it’s largest offering of all sorts of indoor sporting opportunities from archery, billiard, climbing, dancing, floor ball, library, music school for kids...
Canadian photography at Helsinki Photo Festival 2022

Canadian photography at Helsinki Photo Festival 2022

Arianne Clément – Marie-Berthe Arianne Clément – Dolorès Arianne Clément – Dolorès Arianne Clément – Berthe and Roland Arianne Clément “The Art Aging” at Helsinki Photo Festival 2022Inspired by the humanist aspect of photography...
Open Call finalists Nordic Village 2022

Open Call finalists Nordic Village 2022

The 12 Nordic winners for the theme Believe at Helsinki Photo Festival 2022 are selected now. From July 7-October 2, 2022 all finalists will be showcased outdoors in the Art park at Hanaholmen, Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre in Espoo. Congratulations to all winners!...
Open Call finalists 2022

Open Call finalists 2022

  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. The exhibitions are grounded on artists shared...
Meet the Shortlisted entrants 2022

Meet the Shortlisted entrants 2022

We have received 309 applications from 47 countries. Helsinki Photo Festival is proud to announce 80 shortlisted candidates who will move further into the second round of voting. List see below. The next step for the jury will be to select the best 40 authors, and 10...
Marski by Scandic photo exhibition

Marski by Scandic photo exhibition

Support the artist buying their valuable pieces!Helsinki Photo Festival kicks off the year with an exclusive photo exhibition at Hotel Marski by Scandic in the heart of Helsinki. Helsinki Photo Festival kicks off the year with an exclusive photo exhibition from...
Open Call for Visual Artists 2022

Open Call for Visual Artists 2022

  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”. We encourage photographers and artists to share their work in response to; “Believe“, as a...
Limited Edition on sale

Limited Edition on sale

  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 exhibits visual artists from the countries of the north to a...
Helsinki Photo News Vol 2/2021

Helsinki Photo News Vol 2/2021

      The second edition of Helsinki Photo News – Journal of Contemporary Photography is out! Helsinki Photo News – is the perfect wrap-up of the event’s fourth festival edition. Collected within the pages of the magazine is everything you...
Press release 2021

Press release 2021

Helsinki Photo Festival 7.7.-30.9.2021     Helsinki Photo Festival fourth edition opens July 7 for the public 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...
Nordic Village 2021

Nordic Village 2021

Helsinki Photo Festival fearless Nordic Village Finalists announced at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021We are pleased to announce the winners of Nordic Village of the theme Fearless at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021. All selected artists will be exhibited from Jul 7-Sep 30...
Open Call winners 2021

Open Call winners 2021

Helsinki Photo Festival fearless   Finalists announced at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021The 50 winners of the theme Fearless at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021 are selected now and can be found listed below. All finalists will be showcased in outdoor exhibitions...
#Shortlisted 2021

#Shortlisted 2021

Helsinki Photo Festival fearless     Shortlisted at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021 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...
Open call 2021 fearless

Open call 2021 fearless

The theme for the upcoming festival 2021: FEARLESS ORÄDD PELOTON  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 challenge photographers and...
Helsinki Photo News

Helsinki Photo News

  Helsinki Photo News out now! After an amazing third edition of our annual photo event with the theme TRUST, we have been working many weeks on documenting all exhibitions and events from this summer. We are now releasing the very first issue of HELSINKI PHOTO...
Seminar Arno Rafael Minkkinen & Stefan Bremer

Seminar Arno Rafael Minkkinen & Stefan Bremer

  Image left © Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Among the Water Lilies, Pachuag, Connecticut, 1972. Image right © Sophia Ehrnrooth, Big Smile, 2018.   Helsinki Photo Festival pedagogy events 2020   On September 10, two of the most experienced and celebrated...
Seminar with Elina Brotherus & Svante Gullichsen

Seminar with Elina Brotherus & Svante Gullichsen

  Helsinki Photo Festival pedagogy events 2020 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.  The seminar...
Press release 2020

Press release 2020

Helsinki Photo Festival 7.7.-30.9.2020     “Helsinki Photo Festival continues to celebrate excellence in contemporary photography. The Festival’s admirable determination to connect curators, artists and photography enthusiasts in Helsinki despite the current...
Open call winners 2020

Open call winners 2020

Helsinki Photo Festival trust     Finalists at Helsinki Photo Festival 2020 Helsinki Photo Festival’s international jury is pleased to announce the winners of the festival’s theme Trust. All the submissions who made into the shortlist were so extraordinary...
#Shortlisted 2020

#Shortlisted 2020

Helsinki Photo Festival trust          Shortlisted at Helsinki Photo Festival 2020 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...
Volunteers #2020

Volunteers #2020

Are you passionate about visual arts and contemporary photography? Would you like to gain some practical experience in exhibition making, event organizing, content writing or digital promotion? Join us and become a volunteer at the biggest photography festival in...
Helphoto 2020 goes on!

Helphoto 2020 goes on!

  Deadline extended and we are moving forward!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...
Open Call 2020

Open Call 2020

Helsinki Photo Festival theme in 2020 is Trust! Call for artists is open now! Helsinki Photo Festival is pleased to announce their third open call! Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their work(s) in the festival theme Trust.  We...
#Helphoto19 main exhibition is open now

#Helphoto19 main exhibition is open now

    Making Helsinki the photo capital of the North! “An exciting range of the most experimental works created today from both Nordic and international photographers. Encourages the audience to meet and interact with the arts directly in public spaces.”     ...
Press Release – Helsinki Photo Festival

Press Release – Helsinki Photo Festival

       Making Helsinki the photo capital of the North! 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...
Open call winners 2019

Open call winners 2019

    Helsinki Photo Festival open call winners 2019  Photographers were chosen by a team of experienced jurors (Stefan Bremer, Curt Richter, Karoliina Korpilahti) including Helsinki Photo Festival curatorial team (Alexandra Stroganova and Rafael Rybczynski) out of...
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