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Heikki Willamo: PHOTOS OF THE MIND - Photographs of Animals

VB photographic center, Kuopio

  • 12.11.2021–13.2.2022

The three-part exhibition explores the animal in the human mindscape.


The three-part exhibition PHOTOS OF THE MIND - Photographs of Animals explores the animal in the human mindscape. Retelling the words of the late American street photographer Garry Winogrand: I photograph to see what the animals might look like in my photographs."

As a photographer, I am strongly attached to nature, especially animals. For over a decade, I have only photographed black and white pictures. It allows me the freedom to create worlds in which I place my animals, while at the same time moving images away from the colored world of everyday realism.

I am fascinated by the biology of animals and their adaptation to their environment, but equally their place in our tales and myths. As I look at an ancient rock painting of animal figures, I recognize the long continuum to which I attach myself. Man has been capturing animals for over forty thousand years - painting, grinding and carving mostly large mammals in stone. I myself am also fascinated by mammals, they are our sisters and brothers, our genetic heritage is for the most part common.

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VB photographic center
Kuninkaankatu 14-16, 70100, Kuopio

(0)44 744 6424

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VB photographic center, Kuninkaankatu 14-16, 70100, Kuopio


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