Man and Nature – Luca Berti’s photographs of the 21st century Finnish rural culture
8 June–2 September 2018. What is the 21st century Finnish countryside like? Italian photographer Luca Berti (b. 1978) travelled from Ostrobothnia to Lapland and from Karelia to the southern coast, taking black and white images with his film camera.
Luca Berti documented rural scenery and people’s everyday lives, focusing particularly on those features that have survived the pressure of urbanisation. The black and white photographs created in the darkroom at his Copenhagen studio have that certain quality, something ancient that reminds us of our centuries-long rural roots – not all that long ago you would go to the cow shed instead of a corner shop to get your milk.
The exhibition will be open in the pop-up facility of the National Museum of Finland. Free entry.