The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being, Vol. 6

The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being, Vol. 6

Publisher: Hatje Cantz, 2019.
Ed. Timothy Persons, Asia Zak Persons, text(s) by Grey Crawford, Antje-Britt Mählmann, Timothy Persons, Marja Sakari, graphic design by Full Metal Jacket.
Format: 24 x 29 cm
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4699-1

Persons Projects is happy to present the new volume of The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being, Vol. 6. The publication has been launched Saturday 7 November during Paris Photo Fair 2019.
It concentrates on bringing together the various approaches used by the School’s representatives to conceptualize nature visibly. The stated goal is not to limit oneself to purely physical depictions of animals, plants, and landscapes. Nature ought to be expressed through a di¤erent type of unit and with a new way of gauging time. Days, months, and seasons become the points of crystallization for time. Thus, the photographs reflect a Nordic sense about feelings of loneliness, jealousy, or desire. The works provide photographic insight into the complex horizon of emotions that characterize our individual views of nature. They do not portray landscape as such, but the world in which we live.
Since the 1990s the name Helsinki School has been used to describe a group of fine art photographers who studied, taught, or graduated from the Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture. The term unites a consistent conceptual approach.

Tiina Itkonen

Published by: Kehrer Verlag in 2014
Format: 30 x 24 cm, hardcover
Pages:  ca. 112 pages, ca. 64 color illustrations
Texts: Jean-Michel Huctin
Artist: Tiina Itkonen
Language: English
Design by: Juha Nenonen, Patrik Söderlund
ISBN 978-3-86828-512-3

Avannaa is a selection of Tiina Itkonen’s photographs of Greenland’s landscape in 2002 – 2010. Itkonen has traveled over 1,500 kilometers in the west coast of Greenland by small plane, helicopter, cargo ship, oil tanker, sailboat, small fishing boat, and dog sled. Along the way she has spent time in small villages. Despite the timeless beauty captured in these photographs, there is also a subliminal awareness of the threat to the environment due to global warming.

Tiina Itkonen (b. 1968) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Since 1995 Itkonen has traveled regularly to Greenland to photograph polar landscape and people. Her work has been exhibited internationally such as at the 54th Venice Biennial, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Danish National Museum of Photography, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Ludwig Museum and New York Photo Festival. Itkonen’s first book Inughuit was published in 2004.

Tiina ItkonenAvannaa
The Helsinki School: From the Past to the Future

The Helsinki School: From the Past to the Future

Published by: Hatje Cantz, 2014
Format: 29.50 x 24.50 cm, hardcover
Pages: ca. 256 pages, ca. 180 illustrations
Texts: Holger Broeker, Alistair Hicks,Erika Hoffman-Koenige,
Andréa Holzherr,Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Pari Stave,
Christoph Tannert, Jyrki Parantainen
Language: English
Graphic design by: Hannes Aechter
ISBN 978-3-7757-3901-6
Hatje Cantz

I find it amazing that after twenty years of existence, the Helsinki School cannot be defined by any one fixed point of view. Conceptually there is a red thread connecting one generation to another in the way they perceive and present their ideas but not necessarily in how they apply them.

– Timothy Persons (introduction)

The Helsinki School
Vol. 4 - A Female View

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2011.
Format: 29.00 x 24.00 cm, hardcover
Pages: 192 pages., ca. 190 color illustrations
Edited: Aalto University - School of Art and Design
Texts: Andrea Holzherr, Timothy Persons
Artists: Elina Brotherus, Nanna Hänninen, Maarit Hohteri Wilma Hurskainen, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Aino Kannisto, Sanna Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Marjaana Kella,
Milja Laurila, Anni Leppälä, Jaana Maijala, Susanna Majuri, Riitta Päiväläinen, Nelli Palomäki, Marjukka Vainio, Ea Vasko, Niina Vatanen, Saana Wang, Pernilla Zetterman
Designed by: Margarethe 'Hausstätter, Claudia Stein
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-3211-6

The fourth volume of the books of the Helsinki School focuses on female artists, inquiring into the possibility of a special female point of view. Innovative concepts and techniques as well as a variety of forms distinguish the work of this generation of photographers – the spectrum ranges from Tiina Itkonen´s documentary style pictures of Greenland and Anni Leppälä´s theatrically staged interiors to the painterly nature studies by Sandra Kantanen.

The Helsinki SchoolVol. 4 - A Female View
Daegu Photo Biennale 2010: Helsinki School

Daegu Photo Biennale 2010: Helsinki School

Published by: Daegu Photo Biennale 2010
Format: Softcover
Text: Walter Bergmoseer,  Timothy Persons
Artist: Joonas Ahlava, Joakim Eskildsen, Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Aino Kannisto, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Janne Lehtinen, Jouko Lehtola, Niko Luoma, Anni Leppälä, Noomi Ljungdell, Susanna Majuri, Nelli Palomäki, Jyrki Parantainen, Riitta Päiväläinen, Jorma Puranen, Heli Rekula, Mikko Sinervo, Niina Vatanen, Saana Wang.
Exhibition catalogue

Photography matters: The Helsinki School

Published by: StatoilHydro art programme, 2010
Text by: Jens R Jenssen, Timothy Persons
Artists: Anni Leppälä, Elina Brotherus, Aino Kannisto,
Hannu Karjalainen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen,
Susanna Majuri, Tiina Itkonen, Ilkka Halso, Kalle Kataila,
Language: English
Exhibition catalogue

Photography matters: The Helsinki School
Helsinki 10

Helsinki 10

Edited by: Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, NO, 2010
Artists: Elina Brotherus, Ilkka Halso
Tiina Itkonen, Aino Kannisto
Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila
Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen
Anni Leppälä, Susanna Majuri
Language: English
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 9788292940037

Junge finnische Fotografie: Aino Kannisto, Eva Persson, Tiina Itkonen

Published by: Ludwig Museum, 2009
Text: Beate Reifenscheid, Timothy Persons
Artists: Aino Kannisto, Eva Persson, Tiina Itkonen
Exhibition catalogue
Junge finnische Fotografie: Aino Kannisto, Eva Persson, Tiina Itkonen
Internal and External LandscapesHelsinki School

Internal and External Landscapes
Helsinki School

Published by: Shiheido Gallery /
Shiseido Corporate Culture Department, Tokyo, 2009
Texts: Timothy Persons
Language: English /Japanese
Artists: Tiina Itkonen, Sandra Kantanen,
Susanna Majuri, Anni Leppälä

Helsinki School:
Neue Fotografie aus Finland

Published: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Hatje Cantz, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 230 pages
Texts: Holger Broeker, Andréa Holzherr, Timothy Persons
Artists: Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Pertti Kekarainen,
Ola Kolehmainen, Anni Leppälä, Pernilla Zetterman
Exhibition catalogue
ISBN 3775718885
ISBN 9783775718882
Helsinki School:Neue Fotografie aus Finland
The Helsinki School New Photography by TaiK

The Helsinki School New Photography by TaiK

Published by: Hatje Cantz in 2007.
29,50 x 24,50 cm hardcover
232 pages, 187 color illustrations
University of Art and Design, Helsinki (TaiK)
Andrea Holzherr, Timothy Persons
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
ISBN 978-3-7757-1888-2

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.

Tiina Itkonen - Inughuit

Published by: Libris Oy, 2004
Artist: Tiina Itkonen
Language: English / Finnish
Tiina Itkonen - Inughuit
Dokumentteja dokumentarismistaDocuments of documentary photography

Dokumentteja dokumentarismista
Documents of documentary photography

Published by: Musta Taide, 1/2000
Format: Softcover
Pages: 78 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Tiina Itkonen, Sanna Kannisto
Language: Finnish /English
Musta Taide
ISSN 0788-2467

Suomalainen valokuva 1998-1999
Finnish photography 1998-1999

Published by: Musta Taide, 1999
Format: Softcover
Pages: 111 Pages
Artists: Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Jyrki Parantainen,
Riitta Päiväläinen, Marjukka Vainio
Musta taide 1/1999
Language: Finnish /English
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-9851-25-1
Suomalainen valokuva 1998-1999Finnish photography 1998-1999
11x98 taik

11x98 taik

Published by: University of Art and Design UIAH, 1998
Format: Softcover
Artists: Tiina Itkonen, Kim Simonsson, Mirka Mustonen, Matti Pyykkö, Camilla Maria Björkman, Merja Ranki, Chikako Harada, Elina Brotherus, Riitta Päiväläinen, Andrei Lajunen, Santeri Tuori
Language: English
Exhibition catalogue

Rumpu ja Kamera
The Drum and the Camera

Published by: Musta Taide, 2/1997
Format: Softcover
Pages: 100 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Ilkka Halso, Tiina Itkonen, Ulla Jokisalo, Timo Kelaranta,
Jyrki Parantainen, Jorma Puranen, Ari Saarto
Language: Finnish
Exhibition catalogue
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-9851-14-6
Rumpu ja KameraThe Drum and the Camera
Suomalainen valokuva 1996-1997Finnish Photography 1996-1997

Suomalainen valokuva 1996-1997
Finnish Photography 1996-1997

Published by: Musta Taide, 1997
Format: Softcover
Pages: 99 Pages
Artists from the Helsinki School:
Tiina Itkonen, Ola Kolehmainen,
Jouko Lehtola, Juha Nenonen, Jorma Puranen
Musta taide 1/1997
Language: Finnish
ISSN 0788-2467
ISBN 952-9851-12-x