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Helsinki Darkroom Festival Salt, Metal 19.3.–15.5.2022

Darkness, red light, timer, rubber gloves, respiratory masks, developers, stop baths, fixers, detergents, toners, pliers and brushes – welcome to the world of chemical photography! The joint exhibition at Hippolyte Korjaamo presents the broad and diverse field of analog photography in Finland.

The name of the exhibition, Salt, Metal, refers to the chemistry based process of photography in which photosensitive salts are exposed to light and then developed into metal. In addition to the traditional silver gelatin prints and chromogenic colour prints, the exhibition presents for example cyanotype, lumen prints, daguerreotype, wet plate, polaroid, carbon print, bromoil print, photopolymer and chromatography. 

The joint exhibition presents in total 28 artists: Sara Ahde, Ulla-Maija Alanen, Petri Anttonen, Pira Cousin, Lauri Eriksson, Cosmo Grossbach, Paula Haapalahti, Jenni Haili, J. Hartelin, Antti Hietala, Olli Jaakkola, Kristian Jalava, Markku Joutsen, Jaakko Kilpiäinen, Lars Kronlund, Natalia Kopkina, Maria Kärkkäinen, Katri Lassila, Tuomas Linna, Sirja Moberg, Viivi Nieminen, Anna Niskanen, Marko Rantanen, Jussi Ronkainen, Mikael Siirilä, Ida Taavitsainen, Henna Tyrväinen and Jukka Vaso.

The exhibition is organised  by the Finnish Darkroom Association in collaboration with the Association of Photographic Artists. It is part of the Helsinki Darkroom Festival, organised for the first time by the Finnish Darkroom association and supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. The aim of the comprehensive and future-oriented festival is to bring together different actors, researchers and artists working with analog photography. Impression Remains, the international main exhibition of the festival is open at the Finnish Museum of Photography until 15 May.

Salt, Metal
19 March – 15 May 2022
Hippolyte Korjaamo
Töölönkatu 51 A-B, 00250 Helsinki

Check the up-to-date opening hours on Korjaamo‘s website.


Image: Petri Anttonen, An Adder Forced to Move by a Jolt, no. 1, 1995