29 July 2008

Late July


Photographer: Johan Emanuelsson

dreaming of the olympic games.

my favourite stadium of the world. it's not big, it's not 'national' nor 'olimpic' one. it's just a small stadium in the center of warsaw, pride of the governors under comunist era, build from the ruins of the old town destroyed during the 2nd WW. now being demolished to build on it a brand new one...
a year before.

Book: The Helsinki School

During the spring some of the most interesting contemporary photographers from Finland were invited to the F blog; among them Joakim Eskildsen, Milja Laurila and Anni Leppälä are to be found. Do you find their work interesting - check out the photobook The Helsinki School. New Photography by TaiK.

"Based on the success of volume one, the latest installment of The Helsinki School represents one of the most unique approaches to the state of conceptual photography today. Volume two is dedicated to sustaining the dialogue between one generation and another who have either taught, graduated, or attended the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland. It will accompany an exhibition with venues all over the world. This unique, richly illustrated publication, based on a concept by Timothy Persons and Jorma Puranen also looks ahead to the emerging next generation.

Artists featured (selection): Joonas Ahlava, Joakim Eskildsen, Miklos Gaál, Veli Granö, Ilkka Halso, Nanna Hänninen, Maarit Hohteri, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Jan Kaila, Ari Kakkinen, Aino Kannisto, Sanna Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Milja Laurila, Janne Lehtinen, Ville Lenkkeri, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Niko Luoma, Susanna Majuri, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Jyrki Parantainen, Jorma Puranen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Heli Rekula, Nanna Saarhelo, Pentti Sammallahti, Jari Silomäki, Mikko Sinervo, Marjukka Vainio, Ea Vasko, Pernilla Zetterman." (www.helsinkischool.fi)

The Helsinki School. New Photography på TaiK.
Hatje Cantz, 2007
ISBN 978-3-7757-1888-2.
For more information, visit Hatje Cantz.

- Fredrik Skott

ab ovo

Photo: Emese Altnöder