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Listening to the Sound of the Shell
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  Hampus Andersson (SE), Frederik Danielsen (DK), Hrafnhildur Hannesdóttir (IS), Nayab Noor Ikram (FI), Hertta Kiiski (FI), Sonja Margrét Ólafsdóttir (IS), Inanna Riccardi (DK), Haakon Sand (NO), Inga Skålnes (NO), Peter Stridsberg (SE) Curator: Minttu Ypyä (FI) 31.8.-24.9.2018 at Nykyaika, … Read More

Backlight Master Class II -Master Class with Elina Brotherus in Nida, Lithuania
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  Backlight organizes its first international Master Class in collaboration with Lithuanian Photographers Association during NIDA International Photography Symposium in Lithuania. This Master Class provides three days workshop lead by Elina Brotherus. The participants are encouraged to extend their stay in … Read More

Siauliai Museum of Photography – Independence Through the Lenses
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The last exhibition of the Independence Through the Lenses opened just after our 100th birthday. Warm welcome to the exhibition at Siauliai Photography Museum in Siauliai, Lithuania. This entity will show series of Juha Arvid Helminen, Sara Hornig, Riitta Päiväläinen, … Read More

Juha Suonpää and Juuso Westerlund at Photoport, Bratislava
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Tonight at Photoport, Bratislava Juuso Westerlund, Jackpot and Juha Suonpää, Holy Melancholy (video installation). Photoport is already the sixth stop of the tour Independence Through the Lenses. Juha Suonpää will be present at the opening tonight from 7pm.

Boundaries of Independence at Tampere Art Museum
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-Last weekend!     No matter whether individual, common or national–independence is a value. It is a desirable recognition, a sign of capability, coping, survival and strength–a matter of honour. It is an achievement whose sovereignty is admired and whose … Read More

Latvian Museum of Photography hosting the next Independence Through the Lenses -exhibition
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Our tour is slowly heading back towards the home region… Latvian Museum of Photography in Riga will be hosting Independence Through the Lenses until December with works from Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Riitta Päiväläinen, Harri Pälviranta and Juha Suonpää. Artists Pälviranta and … Read More

2nd volume of Independence Through the Lenses -Opening tonight in Kaunas
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The fifth exhibition of Independence Through the Lenses -tour opens toning at M. Žilinskas Art Gallery in Kaunas, Lithuania. We are happy to present completely new works from three of the artist on the tour Sara Hornigs Half of Us, is her … Read More

Zuzana Halánová, Childless at Koppelo
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Zuzana Halánová, Childless Every year, I see more and more of my friends marrying and starting families. I myself remain childless and as the years go by, I find myself thinking more and more about what that means. This led … Read More

Riina Rinne and Delphine Schacher at Nykyaika until October 2.
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Riina Rinne, Alone Together (video) “When you’re an alcoholic you don’t think about anything else than alcohol: where to get it from, how much you can get it, how long it will last. Everything in life is measured in alcohol.” This is … Read More

Home and Country by C.S. Lindberg at Museum Centre Vapriikki
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Carl Sebastian Lindberg, Home and Country (Video) at Museum Centre Vapriikki until October 29. Carl Sebastian Lindberg writes about his work: “Home and Country relates the experiences of the artist’s aunt, author Ann-Mari Lindberg who lived in Finland as a … Read More

Corinna Kern, Backlight ´14 portfolio winner -award exhibition at Backlight ´17
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In 2014 Backlight Corinna Kern (DE) won the portfolio reviews award exhibition for Backlight ´17. Kerns series Female Maskers is now exhibited at Galleria Ronga until September 29. The Female Maskers project gives an insight into the hidden, yet growing … Read More

Backlight ´17 Portfolio review and awards
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We were most glad to receive applications from 15 countries for our portfolio reviews held in Tampere during Backlight´s opening weekend. 30 artists were showing their works to 12 international experts working on the field of photography. Thanks to the … Read More

Backlight ´17 -Openings on September 8. 2017
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Thank you for joining us at the opening at Galleria Ronga, Nykyaika, Koppelo and Tampere Art Museum. We could have squeezed in just few more people to the last opening at the museum! Sincere thanks to all our artists -you … Read More

Jaakko Kahilaniemi has won the Majaoja Prize 10.000€ at Backlight ´17
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Photographer and visual 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 … Read More

Majaoja Awards at Backlight ´17
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The open call jury, Tuula Alajoki (Backlight Photo Festival, FI), Miha Colner (International Centre of Graphic Arts, SI), Ângela Ferreira (Photographic Museum of Fortaleza, BR / PT) and Tina Schelhorn (Galerie Lichtblick, DE),  had the honor to nominate three Finnish artists … Read More

Backlight Photo Festival 30 years – In 2017 we are celebrating the events 30th jubilee!
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  ”There are people who wish, that it would be Backlight all the time, like Christmas.”   The City of Tampere kindly invited us with our friends, artists, colleagues and collaborators during the years to celebrate this event at Tampere … 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 … 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