“Helsinki Street” presents the most interesting street photography
The Helsinki Street blog is the first Finnish platform created and run by professional photographers and dedicated solely to street photography. The Helsinki Street collective, made up of award-winning Finnish photojournalists, launched the photography blog in May 2012. The site attracted widespread attention from the start, with over 12,000 visitors in the first month alone.
The people behind the project include some of the most interesting names in Finnish photojournalism and documentary photography, such as Sami Kero, photographer at Helsingin Sanomat and three time winner of “Picture of the Year” awarded by the Finnish Press Photographers Association, Touko Hujanen, winner of “Press Photographer of the Year 2011”, Miikka Pirinen, winner of “News Picture of the Year 2011”, Vesa Laitinen, winner of “Picture of the Year 2010”, Juuso Westerlund, winner of “Magazine Photographer of the Year 2011” awarded by the Finnish Periodical Publishers’ Association, and Aapo Huhta, one of the co-founders of the photography site Chicago and winner of “Young Press Photographer of the Year 2009”. The collective also includes such experienced members as Merja Salo, Professor at Aalto University, photographic artist Stefan Bremer, and the exhibition’s curator, Markus Jokela, who is one of the most award-winning and established press photographers in Finland.
The exhibition will be accompanied by discussions, lectures, concerts and other events exploring the worlds of street and documentary photography from different perspectives. ”Helsinki Street – mores towards nothing” -exhibition at the Gallery Laboratory 17.8.–30.9.2012.