The 2019 Festival of Political Photography calls on everyone to engage in collective imagining and to seize opportunities for action.

The festival asks several key questions that are highly relevant as events unfold rapidly around us: How should we respond? What actions are responsible, and how are we to achieve balance? In particular, how can humans live in harmony with the other living beings that share this planet? What is to be done now that Earth can no longer withstand humans pursuing happiness through consumption and purely economic focus?

At the same time, trust in solving our problems through political decision-making is diminishing. With today's blurred boundaries between parliamentary power and global economic power, it isn't obvious where we can turn.

As for answers, the festival encourages us to imagine alternative ways of thinking and living, along with new modes of acting. It provides a spark to explore these together.


The Finnish Museum of Photography



Laia Abril, Darya Apakhonchich, Airin Bahmani, Aslan Gaisumov, Pekka Elomaa and the Lyhty Workshop, Touko Hujanen, Patrik Rastenberger & Sergio Prudant, Ritva Kovalainen & Sanni Seppo & Ville Tanttu, Kurt Tong

The Winds of


Baran Caginli, Jeannette Ehlers, Mi Tjio, Uwa Iduozee

Curated by: Nayab Ikram and Ramina Habibollah
Project Space, The Finnish Museum of Photography

The Finnish Museum of Photography
The Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, Helsinki 

For information on admission and ticket prices, please visit the museum website here.

Tue–Sun 11–18,
Wed 11–20,
Mon closed

Pertti's Choice Outsider Art Gallery

Touko Hujanen: WORK PARTY


Pertti's Choice Outsider Art Gallery,
Aleksis Kiven katu 48, Helsinki
Free admission.

Tue–Fri 12–18,
Sat 10–16,
Sun–Mon closed

Stoa Gallery

Ella Kiviniemi & Linda Manner:
HOME / Utopia


Stoa, Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, Helsinki
Free admission.

Mon-Thu 8–20,
Fri 8–18,
Sat-Sun 10–16


All of our venues are accessible.
Guide dogs are welcome to our events.

More information about venues’ accessibillity:
The Finnish Museum of Photography