The Finnish Museum of Photography


 Admission with Museum Card

Slow Art Moment

Slow Art Moment Exhibition encourages to look art slowly. So give a moment to the art work, breathe deeply, sit down and relax.

Four works by Markus Jokela, Jouko Lehtola, Pentti Sammallahti and Iiu Susiraja have been chosen to the exhibition from the collections of the Finnish Museum of Photography.

Tips for viewing and interpreting photography:

The basic elements of photography are light and shadow, and movement and sharpness. These bring tension and drama into an image. Study the image to see what has been brought into light and what is hidden in the shadow. Pay attention to where the focus is in the image.

When and where was the photograph taken? What is happening in the photograph? Who are the people in the photograph, and what are they doing? Why did the photographer take this picture?

Are you viewing a nature image, a landscape image, a press image, an advertising image, an art image, a documentary image, or an image from a family album? How do these image types differ from each other?

The context in which the image is published affects how the image will eventually be seen and interpreted. Think about how the meaning of the image would change if it were published in an advertisement at a bus stop, in an Instagram update, or on the front page of a tabloid newspaper.

Consider the image in terms of photographic expression, that is, contrast, accuracy, colours, angle and composition. What other criteria could be used to assess the photograph?

What do you think is the message of the image? Whose perspective does the image convey, and at whom is the image targeted? If this was a contemporary photograph, in what way would it be similar? In what way would it differ?

Read the original captions for the photographs and think about how the additional information affects the interpretation and meaning of the images. Did they change your perception of the images or the people in them?

The Finnish Museum of Photography, together with five other European cultural organizations, is piloting the use of the Visual Thinking Strategies teaching method to enhance learning with visual arts in schools and cultural institutions.

VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) is a visual arts teaching method in which art is used as a tool for learning critical thinking, interpersonal skills and visual literacy.

The project has received funding from the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme.

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Museum contact details

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

(09) 6866 3621

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

10/5/0 €. Museokortilla ilmainen sisäänpääsy.

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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.


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