Where the Earth Ends: Missa Maa Loppuu

Where the Earth Ends: Missa Maa Loppuu

Publisher : Gwin Zegal, 2014
Language : English
Paperback : 34 pages
ISBN-10 : 1094060003
ISBN-13 : 978-1094060002

Hertta Kiiski & Niina Vatanen Archive Play

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: ca. 17 x 21 cm, Hardcover
Pages: ca. 64 pages, ca. 38 color illustrations
Texts: Mirjami Schuppert, Monika Fagerholm
Artists: Hertta Kiiski, Niina Vatanen
Language: English
Design by: Kehrer Design
ISBN 978-3-86828-588-8

This book is a playful, tentative and imaginative exploration into the photographic archive as generator of multiple meanings and plentiful source of inspiration.

The bodies of work, Present (Thank You Helvi Ahonen) by Hertta Kiiski and Archival Studies / A Portrait of an Invisible Woman by Niina Vatanen, were created as a response to the Helvi Ahonen collection, housed at the Finnish Museum of Photography. The 5,000 negatives that make up the original collection tell a touching story about the amateur photographer Helvi Ahonen’s life, with all its joys and sorrows.

Archive Play is a joint effort between the curator Mirjami Schuppert and the artists Hertta Kiiski and Niina Vatanen. While it is a culmination of an intensive research and collaboration project, the documentation of the exhibition Glimpses of the Unattainable (Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, spring 2014), it also is an independent work on its own. To accompany the photographs, a further interpretative layer is created by a fictional story written by Monika Fagerholm, an esteemed Finnish author.

Hertta Kiiski & Niina Vatanen Archive Play
New Nordic PhotographyThe Victor Fellowships 10 Year Anniversary Issue

New Nordic Photography
The Victor Fellowships 10 Year Anniversary Issue

Published by: Hasselblad Foundation, 2014
Format: Softcover
Pages: 143 Pages
Editors: Jenny Blixt, Elsa Modin,
Dragana Vujanovic, Louise Wolthers
Artist from the Helsinki School:
Nelli Palomäki
Language: English
Exhibition catalogue
ISSN 2000-0138
ISBN 978-91-976975-7-6

Ville Lenkkeri
Existence Doubtful

Published by: Kerber Verlag in 2014
Format: ca 27,00 × 23,00 cm, hardcover, bound
Pages: approx. 208 pages, with numerous illustrations
Edited by: Ville Lenkkeri
Artist: Ville Lenkkeri
Languages: English
Graphic design: Réka Kiraly / Petter Jacobson
ISBN: 978-3-86678-975-3

The third book of Ville Lenkkeri "Existence Doubtful” consists of pictures from Antarctica and Tierra del Fuego as well as of a text that uses the physical journeys as a frame, but takes side steps to subjects like humanism, colonialism, greed, representation and the potentials of photography. The book celebrates the matters and events of doubtful nature as well as illusions and uncertainties that shake the reality based world order and save us from the expected, safe and control. Ville Lenkkeri's pictures move inside the disturbing, unfocused zone between reality and fiction.

Ville LenkkeriExistence Doubtful
Ola Kolehmainen: Geometric Light

Ola Kolehmainen: Geometric Light

Published by: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2014
Format: paperback
Pages:  72 pages
Texts: Susanna Pettersson, Carol Swords
Artist: Ola Kolehmainen
Language: English /German
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN-13: 978-3863355647
ISBN-10: 3863355644

Timo Kelaranta
The House of Poets

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: ca. 30 x 24 cm, hardcover
Pages: 128 pages, ca. 120 color illustrations
Texts: Auli Leskinen, Timo Kelaranta, Timothy Persons
Artist: Timo Kelaranta
Language: English
Design by: Juha Nenonen
ISBN 978-3-86828-517-8

The House of Poets presents photographs by Timo Kelaranta from the past five years. The energy of the magical pictures derives from a combination of play and experimentation that sometimes contains echoes of surrealism. Kelaranta works with found materials, such as metal, plastic and paper, thereby giving the photographs a new, poetic dimension. Most of the photographs in the book are from a recent series on the theme of paper as material. The geometric shapes of a circle, ellipse or drop are repeated in the pictures, yet emptiness also plays an important role, making the pictures approach the boundary between the material and the immaterial, thus adding to them an element of silence and timelessness. Finnish photographer Timo Kelaranta (b. 1951) has worked as a photographic artist since the mid-1970s. He has served twice as Professor of Photography at the University of Art and Design Helsinki (currently Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture).

Timo KelarantaThe House of Poets
Tiina ItkonenAvannaa

Tiina Itkonen

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: 30 x 24 cm, hardcover
Pages:  ca. 112 pages, ca. 64 color illustrations
Texts: Jean-Michel Huctin
Artist: Tiina Itkonen
Language: English
Design by: Juha Nenonen, Patrik Söderlund
ISBN 978-3-86828-512-3

Avannaa is a selection of Tiina Itkonen’s photographs of Greenland’s landscape in 2002 – 2010. Itkonen has traveled over 1,500 kilometers in the west coast of Greenland by small plane, helicopter, cargo ship, oil tanker, sailboat, small fishing boat, and dog sled. Along the way she has spent time in small villages. Despite the timeless beauty captured in these photographs, there is also a subliminal awareness of the threat to the environment due to global warming.

Tiina Itkonen (b. 1968) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Since 1995 Itkonen has traveled regularly to Greenland to photograph polar landscape and people. Her work has been exhibited internationally such as at the 54th Venice Biennial, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Danish National Museum of Photography, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Ludwig Museum and New York Photo Festival. Itkonen’s first book Inughuit was published in 2004.

Photographs and Literature
from Finnish Artists and Writers

Published by: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, 2014
Format: Softcover
Pages: 159 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Elina, Brotherus, Santeri Tuori,
Nelli Palomäki, Ulla Jokisalo
Language: English / German
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 978-3-00-047240-4
PotrettiPhotographs and Literaturefrom Finnish Artists and Writers
The Helsinki School: From the Past to the Future

The Helsinki School: From the Past to the Future

Published by: Hatje Cantz, 2014
Format: 29.50 x 24.50 cm, hardcover
Pages: ca. 256 pages, ca. 180 illustrations
Texts: Holger Broeker, Alistair Hicks,Erika Hoffman-Koenige,
Andréa Holzherr,Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Pari Stave,
Christoph Tannert, Jyrki Parantainen
Language: English
Graphic design by: Hannes Aechter
ISBN 978-3-7757-3901-6
Hatje Cantz

I find it amazing that after twenty years of existence, the Helsinki School cannot be defined by any one fixed point of view. Conceptually there is a red thread connecting one generation to another in the way they perceive and present their ideas but not necessarily in how they apply them.

– Timothy Persons (introduction)