About Us

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte is an exhibition space for contemporary art. The programme focuses on photographic art and its extended field. Inside the gallery there is a bookshop specializing in volumes of photographic art. Hippolyte is an artist-run, non-profit organisation managed by the Photographic Artists’ Association.

The Photographic Artists’ Association promotes the status and appreciation of Finnish photographic art and artists. The association’s members include the majority of Finnish photographic artists. Finnish photographic art has been internationally renowned for decades.

Photographic art can be bought from the exhibitions at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, from its upcoming online sales collection, and from events held by the Association, such as Art Fair Suomi.

Art Fair Suomi is an international contemporary art festival that brings thousands of artworks together under the same roof, ranging from performances to photographs, installations and sound art. The festival happens in Helsinki every other year. Art Fair Suomi is organised in collaboration by The Photographic Artists’ Association and Artists’ Association MUU.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Yrjönkatu 8-10 courtyard, 00120 Helsinki

+358 (0)9 612 3344, info [at] hippolyte.fi

Exhibitions open Tues-Fri 12–17, Sat-Sun 12–16 (July Mon-Fri 12–17)

Entrance free


How to find us and accessibility

Hippolyte is located in an idyllic inner courtyard in Helsinki city centre. The Gallery has two exhibition spaces, a bookshop and a reception area. Access to the larger exhibition space from the courtyard is barrier-free – and to the reception area via four steps up. There is a primarily accessible WC inside the Gallery.

The Photographic Artists’ Association’s office is on the gallery’s second floor and can only be reached via stairs.

Details of how to get here and accessibility.


Director Henna Harri
+358 40 591 0770, henna.harri [at] hippolyte.fi

President Joonas Ahlava
joonas.ahlava [at] hippolyte.fi

Exhibition Coordinator Petronella Grönroos
+358 50 379 9036, petronella.gronroos [at] hippolyte.fi



Assistant Lotta Raitanen (Sat, Sun)
09 612 3344, lotta.raitanen [at] hippolyte.fi

Pictures: Neo Aarnikotka

Information for the Association’s biweekly newsletter

Information for the members’ newsletter (details of grants, residencies, work opportunities, exhibition applications, and so on) can be sent to: jasentiedote [at] hippolyte.fi

The members’ newsletter is sent out on alternate Thursdays.