Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2007.
Format: 29.70 x 23.80 cm, hardcover
Pages: 80 pages, 42 color illustrations
Foreword by: Jan Kaila
Texts by: Oiva Lehtinen, Janne Lehtinen, Juha Lehtinen
Out of print
In Janne Lehtinen's autobiographical project, artist takes us to Lehtiskylä, his hometown in the south of Finland, where people believe that all residents will eventually meet with a sad, usually sinister, and absolutely inevitable fate. The images and the accompanying memories—his sick uncle’s little bottles of pills, the corpse in the river, the last meal eaten by Veikko the old horse, a schoolmate’s accident—do not promise better things to come, yet there is a certain beauty to the "curse” of Lehtiskylä. This is a very personal, melancholy album, whose quiet images show Lehtinen and his cousin's journey to the house and places of their childhood.
Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2007
Format: 34.40 x 28.70 cm, hardcover
Pages: 108 pages, 61 color illustrations
Texts by: Martina Fuchs, Mark Gisbourne, Timothy Persons
Artist: Ola Kolehmainen
Language: English and German
out of print
The work of Ola Kolehmainen centers on the exploration of contemporary architecture. Concentrating on the basic structure of architectural façades and interiors, and the strict geometrical order of serial forms, Kolehmainen creates nearly abstract images whose aesthetics are rooted in Minimalism. Disturbing details, called "visual noise” by the photographer, are thereby eliminated. Yet there always appear to be elements that undermine the concept of a clear, orderly structure, such as tree branches covering a section of a façade or mirrored façades reflecting a fragmented view of the world outside. This book is a collection of Kolehmainen’s previously unpublished works, which were created over the past two years.
Published by: Steidl 2007 & 2009
Format: 23.3 cm x 26.6 cm,
hardcover with a CD of field recordings and music recorded on the journeys
Pages: 416 pages, 274 photographs
Texts: Foreword by Günter Grass, Text by Cia Rinne
Music recordings by Cia Rinne
Music editing by Sebastian Eskildsen
Artist: Joakim Eskildsen
Language: English and German (separate editions)
Design by: Joakim Eskildsen
ISBN: 978-3-86521-371-6 (English)
ISBN: 978-3-86521-429-4 (German)
available (German) from Steidl Publishers
Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2007.
Format: 29,50 x 24,50 cm hardcover
Pages: 232 pages, 187 color illustrations
Edited: University of Art and Design, Helsinki (TaiK)
Texts: Andrea Holzherr, Timothy Persons
Artists: Joonas Ahlava, Joakim Eskildsen, Miklos Gaál, Veli Granö, Ilkka Halso, Nanna Hänninen, Maarit Hohteri, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Jan Kaila, Ari Kakkinen, Aino Kannisto, Sanna Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Milja Laurila, Janne Lehtinen, Ville Lenkkeri, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Niko Luoma, Susanna Majuri, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Jyrki Parantainen, Jorma Puranen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Heli Rekula, Nanna Saarhelo, Pentti Sammallahti, Jari Silomäki, Mikko Sinervo, Marjukka Vainio, Ea Vasko, Pernilla Zetterman
Designed by: Margarethe Hausstätter, Claudia Stein
Based on the success of volume one, the latest installment of The Helsinki School represents one of the most unique approaches to the state of conceptual photography today. Volume two is dedicated to sustaining the dialogue between one generation and another who have either taught, graduated, or attended the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland. It will accompany an exhibition with venues all over the world. This unique, richly illustrated publication, based on a concept by Timothy Persons and Jorma Puranen also looks ahead to the emerging next generation.