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Jaakko Kahilaniemi has won the Majaoja Prize 10.000€ at Backlight ´17
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Photographic artist artist Jaakko Kahilaniemi has won the main prize 10.000 euros awarded by Majaoja Foundation. Kahilaniemis series 100 Hectares of Understanding convinced the jury with its square uniqueness. The topic is familiar – its even said to be the … Read More

Open at Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb Independence Through the Lenses
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The fourth exhibition of our jubilee tour Independence Through the Lenses is now open at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia. Artists presented in the exhibition are Juha Arvid Helminen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Harri Pälviranta and Juuso Westerlund. … Read More

Submissions for Backlight ´17 portfolio review came from 15 countries!
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We are  pleased with the amount of nearly 70 submissions for our portfolio review this coming September. Submissions came from 15 countries both from Europe and outside Europe. We have informed the 30 selected participants. One of them will be … Read More

Partnership with Jelgavas Tipogrāfija and a Book Award for Backlight 2017
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We are delighted for the new partnership between Backlight Photo Festival and Jelgavas Tipogrāfija, a modern printing company, rich in traditions, specializing in production of soft and hard cover books.   As the first step of this collaboration we have … Read More

PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS FOR BACKLIGHT ´17 confirmed and complete
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From top left to right: María García Yelo, Carla Erdmann, David Drake, Enrico Stefanelli, Pirkko Siitari, Maria Faarinen & Tiina Rauhala, Sheyi Bankale, Alla Räisänen, Andrei Polikanov, Maira Dudareva, Juuso Westerlund, Martin Breindl   We are happy and honored  to … Read More

Juha Arvid Helminen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi and Harri Pälviranta at Photon, Ljubljana
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© Harri Pälviranta, Kretschmer 2013   3rd edition of Independence Through the Lenses presenting Juha Arvid Helminen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi and Harri Pälviranta at Photon Ljubljana, Slovenia   Juha Arvid Helminen (born 1977, Finland) graduated in Photography from Lahti Institute of … Read More