The Finnish Museum of Photography


 Admission with Museum Card

One Picture Manifesto

In One Picture Manifesto, photographers Marja Pirilä, Harri Pälviranta, Maija Annikki Savolainen and Maija Tammi challenge their own ways of creating art as well as photographic practices in general.

In One Picture Manifesto, photographers Marja Pirilä (b. 1957), Harri Pälviranta (b. 1971), Maija Annikki Savolainen (b. 1980) and Maija Tammi (b. 1985) challenge their own ways of creating art as well as photographic practices in general. In the exhibition, each artist presents one independent visual work of art that is not supported by long written descriptions or complementing works from the same artist. The aim is to invite the viewer to stop and look at one photo for a prolonged period of time.

The exhibition is a visual commentary on the practices of modern photographic art. One Picture Manifesto highlights the significance of a single photograph in a time that tends to celebrate serialism. The manifesto is also intended to encourage people to consider to what extent the form and even the very existence of photographic art is dictated by the parameters of photographic competitions, festivals and grant applications.

The manifesto and interviews with the artists are also displayed in the exhibition space. The four artists each have a very different take on the theme and these striking contrasts are reflected in the final exhibition. After November, the exhibition will tour outside Finland, where the writers of the manifesto will invite local artists to create works that comply with the manifesto.

Share this with your friends!

Print version

Voit ostaa Museokortin tästä museokohteesta tai verkosta

Museum contact details

The Finnish Museum of Photography
Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki

(09) 6866 3621

Museum website

Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

10/5/0 €. Museokortilla ilmainen sisäänpääsy.

Payment methods

käteinen, kaikki yleisimmät pankki- ja luottokortit, Museokortti, kulttuurisetelit

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-20:00
Thu 11:00-18:00
Fri 11:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

Free admission on every last Wednesday of the month, 5 to 8 pm.

Näyttelyn tekstit kielillä


  • Finnish Museum of Natural History, Natural History Museum

    Finnish Museum of Natural History, Natural History Museum

    The exhibitions at the Natural History Museum showcase biological diversity from Finland and other parts of...

  • Sinebrychoff Art Museum

    Sinebrychoff Art Museum

    Top art on display in a brewery owner's home.

  • National Museum of Finland

    National Museum of Finland

    A museum filled with the riches of Finnish history.

  • Theatre Museum

    Theatre Museum

    Theatre Museum’s exhibitions transport visitors into the theatre and backstage to see and experience what...

  • Amos Rex

    Amos Rex

    Amos Rex is an art museum where the past, present and future meet.

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

    Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

    Kiasma is a home of contemporary art where everyone is welcome.

  • Hotel and Restaurant Museum

    Hotel and Restaurant Museum

    The Hotel and Restaurant Museum is a museum specialised in the history of hotels, restaurants, cafés, tourism...

  • Rock Church Temppeliaukio

    Rock Church Temppeliaukio

  • Hakasalmi Villa

    Hakasalmi Villa

    The charming Hakasalmi Villa is located next to Finlandia Hall near Töölönlahti bay.

  • HAM Helsinki Art Museum

    HAM Helsinki Art Museum

    Art is popcorn for the brain! HAM Helsinki Art Museum looks after the art collection that belongs to the...

  • Kunsthalle Helsinki

    Kunsthalle Helsinki

    Contemporary Art & Design since 1928.

  • Ateneum Art Museum

    Ateneum Art Museum

    The Ateneum is Finland’s best-known art museum and the home of Finnish art. The images held by Ateneum are...

  • Design Museum

    Design Museum

    Design museum tells the story of the Classics of Finnish Design. Visit the museum in Helsinki Design District!