The Finnish Museum of Photography: The Festival of Political Photography 2019
THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY: THE FESTIVAL OF POLITICAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2019 - POTENTIALITY
8.3.–26.5.2019, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Cable Factory
The 2019 Festival of Political Photography explores the capacity for collective imagination and the potential for action. It opposes the notion that one cannot influence issues, even though, with climate change, loss of biodiversity, and the rise of racism, misogyny and the extreme right, it is easy to dismiss talk about imagination, hope and alternative possibilities as escapism.
The festival highlights photography projects that deal with smaller and larger changes, as well as alternative mindsets and lifestyles. Changes can be personal lifestyle choices, or they may aim for a more comprehensive reform of the structures of society or economic power. The projects suggest an ethical imagination, which enables us to question existing structures. Hope is a state of mind that enables us to imagine the world as it should be, and not as we are made to believe it is.
The photographers, artists and other creators of the 2019 Festival of Political Photography: Laia Abril, Darya Apakhonchich, Airin Bahmani, Aslan Gaisumov, Pekka Elomaa and the Lyhty Workshop, Touko Hujanen, Ella Kiviniemi & Linda Manner, Patrik Rastenberger & Sergio Prudant, Sanni Seppo & Ritva Kovalainen & Ville Tanttu, Kurt Tong, and the curators of The Winds of exhibition, Nayab Ikram and Ramina Habibollah, and the artists Baran Caginli, Jeannette Ehlers, Mi Tjio and Uwa Iduozee.
Tue–Sun at 11–18
Wed at 11–20
5 € / 10 €, Museum Card
Free admission for under 18-year-olds.
Free admission on last Wednesday evening of the month 5–8pm.
Photo: Uwa Iduozee / Sunny, from the series They walked on water, 2018