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The first exhibition of ”Independence Through the Lenses” -tour opened at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest
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  The first exhibition of our jubilee tour 2017, ”Independence Through the Lenses” is open at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest from January 24th to March 5th.     We are  honoured to present the works by … Read More

Independence Through the Lenses
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        Backlight Photo Festival 2017 presents seven Finnish photographic artists on an exhibition tour in Europe.   Backlight Photo Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary and Finland’s 100 years of independence by organizing an exhibition tour of seven … Read More

Backlight Master course 1 – Portfolio
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The first of Backlight´s master courses started in October 2016. 13 students from the Finnish schools offering higher education on photography were invited to participate. The first national course gathered students from the University of Lapland, Lahti University of Applied … Read More

Artists for Backlight ´17 have been selected
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The open call jury for Backlight ´17 has completed the jurying process. 22 projects from 12 countries were selected for the exhibitions. We have informed the selected artists in person and we will publish their names and the projects closer … Read More

Local kick off for the 2017 ´s event
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September 2016 Nykyaika Galleria was devoted to food. The group exhibition of nine local artists questioned the independence and ability to choose and trace down the origins of our daily food. TV- cooks have become the new celebrities and new wonder … Read More

Backlight collaboration with Riga Photography Biennial, Latvia
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Backlight is thankful for the invitation to collaborate with the first Riga Photography Biennial taking place in Riga, Latvia. Restart exhibition at Riga Art Space from April 22 to June 12 2016, will present 18 international artists among them Karoliina Paappa from … Read More