Backlight Photo Festival is one of the oldest and largest international photography festivals in Northern Europe. Organised once every three years by the Photographic Centre Nykyaika in the city of Tampere, Finland, Backlight exhibits contemporary photography of social and global importance.

Backlight 2020: When and where?

Backlight opens from September – October 2020 (exact dates to be announced) in and around the city of Tampere. The venues of the triennial are Tampere Art Museum, Gallery Himmelblau and Culture House Laikku, Photographic Centre Nykyaika and Ratina Tunnel.

Now in its 16th edition, the triennial stays true to its pioneering spirit in the theme for the upcoming 2020 festival: Related Realities. The 16th Backlight Photo Festival triennial establishes a presentation space for works by creators of fine photographic art and explorers of the scientific world.