Top three photo exhibitions around Baltic Sea in 2013


Well, I have to limit these to the exhibitions I saw. I selected two classic and one a bit more modern photographer.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the brightest stars of the street and photo journalism. I never get tired studying his pictures. This exhibition was in Stockholm’s Fotografiska, which is very likely the best photography museum in Scandinavia.

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden.

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden.

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden.

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden.

At the same time in Fotografiska was the extensive show of Ruud van Empel‘s (b. 1958) ‘constructed’ photographs. Truly a mind-boggling experience.

Ruud van Empel in Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

Ruud van Empel in Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

Ruud van Empel in Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

Ruud van Empel in Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

Finally, the third is Irving Penn (1917-2009), whose fascinating portraits and some other photographs were shown in Kumu, the Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn. Kumu is also a excellent art museum worth to visit regularly.

Irving Penn in Kumu, Tallinn, Estonia

Irving Penn in Kumu, Tallinn, Estonia

Irving Penn in Kumu, Tallinn, Estonia

Irving Penn in Kumu, Tallinn, Estonia

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6 Responses to Top three photo exhibitions around Baltic Sea in 2013

  1. My favorite is the picture of Henri Cartier-Bresson with the people on the shore , eating, drinking, relaxing … and the text: beyond all that, friendship exists, love exists!

  2. Wonderful, thoughtful, respectful post. A good year, i’d say…
    Personally, i only saw one exhibition worthy of note, Sebastiao Salgado’s Genesis. Worthy of note not only for the truly great photography, but also because he himself was there, and we shook hands…

    • Thanks Alessandro. Yes, a good year, and I did not list some exhibitions in Finland …

      Did you meet Salgado in Paris? His exhibition is running there still a couple of weeks. Should I get a cheap flight to Paris just to see his Genesis?

      • No, Olli, I met him in Rome. Fly to Paris? I personally wouldn’t fly just for the show. Unless i could afford to without having to sacrifice something else. Then i certainly wouldn’t hesitate one moment…

        Season’s greetings!

        • It would be rather costly trip though you can get relatively flights today. So I’ll wait to see this closer to Finland …

          Thanks for greetings. Enjoy you too, the festive season!

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