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Guest-Room

Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene.

Tiina Rauhala

Curator - May 2017

Tiina Rauhala (b.1980) works as Chief Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki). The museum is one of the leading and oldest photography museum’s in Europe. Through exhibitions, collection management and research, the museum strives to promote and foster photographic art and culture in Finland. Rauhala has a long career at the museum, starting as a curator in 2008.
The museum’s exhibitions cover Finnish and international contemporary photography, as well as the diverse history of the craft. Along with the museum’s main exhibitions Rauhala has been responsible for the museum gallery’s program for the emerging photographers. More about the museum: valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi
Rauhala is also co-founder of The Festival of Political Photography, which examines ways of influencing with photographs and seeks to define what the word ‘political’ means in contemporary photographic practices. The Festival had its first exhibition in 2015. More about the festival


Selection by Tiina Rauhala

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May 25, 2017

Tomasz Kaczorek Grzegorz, Poland, 2015
Nicholas Hubicki Brothel (Arson, 2012; Forced Prostitution 2013), Melbourne , AU, 2014
Aso Mohammadi IMG 5185, Lausanne, CH, 2017

May 24, 2017

Keegan Grandbois Txt Me, Be Happy, Miss me, Smile, Brooklyn, US, 2016
Gianluca Micheletti Human manipulation, Presena, IT, 2017

May 23, 2017

Daniel Everett Untitled, United States , US 2015
Antonio d’Agostino protection, strait of Messina , IT 2016

May 22, 2017

Marjolein Blom Casimir-effect, Amsterdam, NL, 2017
Michael Koch Skulls, Braunschweig , DE, 2014
Nina Röder Letting, Napoule, FR, 2017

May 21, 2017

Tobias Keunecke Procrastination saved my life, Leipzig, DE, 2009
Tytus Szabelski untitled, Toruń, PL, 2015

May 20, 2017

Piotr Karpinski Woman in the Church No.2, London, GB, 2016
Katrin Streicher Night Time Tremors, Kiruna, SE, 2014

May 19, 2017

Sebastian Alten Tree House, North, NO 2015
AYA Bundurakis Touching Glutinous I, Antwerp, BE, 2017
Marco Scozzaro Digital Clouds, somewhere, US, 2016

May 18, 2017

Carla Vermeltfoort (WanderStories), Eindhoven , NL, 2017
Heli Kaskinen The Universe Doesn't Give a Shhh!, Helsinki , FI, 2017

May 17, 2017

Tom Hatton Calais Refugee Camp, FR , 2016
Aleksei Kazantsev untitled, Antwerp, BE, 2016,
Mischa Christen Laconnex, Canton Geneva, Switzerland, CH, 2014

May 16, 2017

Francois Jonquet Tato, FR, 2010
Simone Engelen 27 Drafts, California, US, 2016
Heikki Humberg Room of Truth, Dublin, Ireland, 2015

May 15, 2017

Ramona Deckers Goran in Bed, Amsterdam, NL, 2016
Anne-Sophie Guillet La chemise ,Mesland , FR, 2012

May 14, 2017

Valerie Schmidt tango āhua, Berlin, DE 2017
Enrico Di Nardo tv 5, Abruzzo , IT, 2016

May 13, 2017

Jillian Freyer Moon Bather, New England , US, 2016
Kerimcan Goren Excerpts from The Kodak Paper Factory, Kodak. Headstone Drive, Harrow, Middlesex. , GB 2016

May 12, 2017

Filippo Zambon Maria, Florence , IT, 2015
Matt Williams Pushing, North Carolina , US 2015

May 11, 2017

Karlis Bergs Once a Dream Did Weave a Shade, 2016, Brighton, GB
Ville Kumpulainen Out of Sight, Helsinki , FI, 2016
Gesche Wuerfel Valley of Death, Flossenbuerg Memorial and Museum, DE, 2016

I felt like a kid in the candy store.  Picking out the images that tempted and teased me. I could not stop. Taking these images out of their context was interesting but also felt very violent. I started to build new stories, new poems, new scripts. Attempting to visualize the feelings that I had at that very moment and the feelings that seeing all the images stirred up in me. Who are we and where is this all going? I noticed these new stories ended up being quite dark and melancholic. I’m glad that there are so many good images. Images are strong tools to share feelings, thoughts and knowledge. Tools that help to understand  moments and episodes. I thank all the photographers and Der Greif. Thank you for giving me these interesting days inside your worlds.