Paradoxes of Photography

Paradoxes of Photography




11:00 – 18:00


broken clouds

The Finnish Museum of Photography
Large exhibition space

The Cable Factory, Kaapeliaukio 3, staircase G, 00180 Helsinki

Paradoxes of Photography invites viewers to reflect on the expectations and concepts related to photography. The exhibition is a selection of research-based projects that challenge the idea of “the photographic”.

Various photographic techniques, chemical, optical, electronic, digital, and computational, share the goal of simulating visual perception. An image endowed with a photographic look is easily thought of as evidence of a presence in front of a camera, even though it may result from computational processes. Paradoxically, if you see an image as a photograph, it is a photograph – for you. Seeing images as photographs through the lens of photography constitutes the exhibition’s core.

Artists and researchers: Bruno CaldasOuti Condit & Rosie SwayneStephen CornfordSuzanne MooneyTuula NärhinenTuomo RainioMia SeppäläJukka Häkkinen and Jenni Niemelä-Nyrhinen & Niina Uusitalo

The exhibition has been curated by Mika Elo.

The exhibition has been funded by Olga and Vilho Linnamo FoundationAcademy of Finland funded project: Post-digital Epistemologies of the Photographic Image (PEPI) and University of Arts Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts.

Fri 13 May 2022 – 08 Aug 2022 11:00 – 18:00


broken clouds

Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 G,
00180 Helsinki