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The Finnish Museum of Photography: Sakari Piippo

13.9.2019–5.1.2020

THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SAKARI PIIPPO - SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF FINLAND
13.9.2019–5.1.2020, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Large exhibition space, Cable Factory

Some Observations on the Finnish Political System (2015–2019) is a documentary trilogy by photographer Sakari Piippo. It travels from the pinnacle of political power, Finnish government press briefings, to municipal council meetings and, at election time, to polling stations.

Instead of glorious headline-making election wins, power games between top politicians and decisions that intrigue and shock the nation, this quiet work examines the dry everyday toil in politics: wrinkled suit jackets, drawn-out council meetings, and the small but dignified ritual performed on one’s way to do the shopping – voting.

Open:
Tue–Sun at 11–18
Wed at 11–20

Tickets:
5 € / 10 €, Museum Card
Free admission for under 18-year-olds.
Free admission on last Wednesday evening of the month 5–8pm.

Photo: Sakari Piippo / A voter in a voting booth in Orivesi city library on the early voting day for the Presidential elections on 17 January 2018.