Nordic Seminar- Helsinki Photo Festival

Hanasaari, Espoo

27.8.2021 09:30 - 17:00

Helsinki Photo Festival, Hanaholmen Cultural Center and the Cultural Foundation for Sweden and Finland are organizing a seminar on Friday 27 August in connection with the fourth edition of the Helsinki Photo Festival. With focus on Nordic Photography, the seminar program includes presentations by distinguished visual artists, curators, photography teachers, authors and editors. 

The seminar is open to everyone. The language of the seminar is English.



Program on Friday 27/8

9.30 Doors open at the auditorium Celsius, coffee in the lobby

10.00 Opening words
Tiinaliisa Granholm,  Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre
Rafael Rybczynski, Helsinki Photo Festival

10.15 Marianne Ager (Kunstmuseum Brandts, DK)

10.45 Linda Bergman (Verktidskrift, SE)

11.15 Stig Marlon Weston (CYAN Studio collective, NO)

11.45 Hannu Vanhanen (Backlight Photo Festival, FI)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 Kristyna Müller (CFF – Centrum för fotografi, SE)

14.00 Fryd Frydendahl (Danmarks Fotografiske Billedkunstskole Fatamorgana, DK)

14.30 Stefan Bremer (Photographer, Lecturer and Visual Artist, FI)

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 Lise Kristin Kvenseth (Nordic Light Festival, NO)

16.00  Surprise Guest of Honour: Meeri Koutaniemi (Photographer, FI)

16.30 Sigrún Alba Sigurðardóttir (Iceland University of Arts, IS)

17.00 End




During the Helsinki Photo Festival, the Art Park at Hanaholmen will host the Nordic Village, a talent platform fostered by Helsinki Photo Festival to support emerging Nordic artists. A Nordic photo exhibition will take place outdoors showcasing a group exposé of 15 Nordic photographers and a solo exhibition. 

Seminar fees
50 euros including seminar on-site at Hanaholmen, lunch and morning and afternoon coffee

15 euros including seminar on-site at Hanaholmen but not lunch or coffee

10 euros including webinar online. A link to the online event will be sent to the registrants on Thursday 26 August.


Register by filling out the form below by Thursday 26 August at 3 pm Finnish time. The registration for on-site attendance with lunch and coffee ends on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Please note that registration is binding and that the participation fee is not refundable. If you get an obstacle, your registration can be moved to another person.

>>>Register here 

Covid-19 measures at Hanaholmen

Image: Svante Gullichsen: Fearless, 2021