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An Irish Portfolio - Pentti Sammallahti

An Irish Portfolio - Pentti Sammallahti

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Pentti Sammallahti (b. 1950) is one of the first Finnish photographers to have carried out his entire life's work as a photographic artist. Being a skilled craftsman he was working as a teacher at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki for a long time. He and his workgroups created there a culture of high quality photographic printing and printing using photomechanical processes

The retrospective exhibition includes Sammallahti’s original photographic prints and graphically printed thematic portfolios. His breakthrough work, Cathleen Ní Houlihan - An Irish Portfolio from 1979, marked a new opening for photographic art emphasizing the tonality of the pictures and the photographer's own inner experience. Sammallahti's photographs take the viewer beyond everyday experience into a wistfully enchanting world. Regardless of where in the world he goes – Finland, Russia or France – a gentle humour is visible in his shots. In Sammallahti's universe things that are considered unimportant become significant, while the essentials are discovered through acutely experiencing the world. .

Sammallahti is one of the internationally most prominent Finnish photographers. In 2004 the famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, ranked Sammallahti among his 100 favourite photographers for his Foundation's inaugural exhibition in Paris.

When Sammallahti published his first portfolio Cathleen Ní Houlihan in 1979 he called it his Opus 1. This work was the one that initiated the Opus series. Since then more than 50 titles have been published in the series, by a dozen or so photographers. The works have sometimes been published in very small editions, occasionally in editions of thousands. In Finland the Opus series awakened a serious interest in ink-printed photography.

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1970 c.

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Topics :

  • Life Scene
  • Report

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Penti Sammallahti

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Size (in) :

12 x 11

Image Size (in) :

Not communicated

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Not communicated

Pages number :

4 + 30

Photo medium

Printed reproduction

Price :

600.00 €

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