Maybe the most impressive photo exhibition 2014

What was the most impressive photography exhibition I saw this year? Hard to say, but a strong candidate is Marja Pirilä’s exhibition in Galleria Heino in Helsinki.

I have selected one piece of art – not a typical photograph – from that exhibition: The Birth of a Photograph/Encyclopedy Camera obscura. For me it tells about photography in so many levels: time and stagnation, history and future, facts and dreams, handcraft and copying, novelty and reuse of ideas  …

Marja Pirilä writes about the work:

“In The Birth of a Photograph/Encyclopedy Camera obscura, a pile of old encyclopaedias has gone through a metamorphosis. The series depicts the birth of a photograph in both a physical and literal sense. I produced this work in collaboration with photographer Petri Nuutinen.”




About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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