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Alternative Realities

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The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki presents a major retrospective by Susanna Majuri. On show until January 14, 2022.

Finnish photographer Susanna Majuri (1978–2020) created substantial worlds that invited the viewer to imagine alternative realities. Her images seem like a passage from a dream, or excerpts of a fairytale. For the artist, telling stories was a method of  escapism as well as comprehension. With her photographs, she was able to give form to the wordless world around her. Water, nordic nature and strong colours were central elements of her work – along with human subjects, captured in the form of characters within elaborately orchestrated scenarios.  

The retrospective exhibition – titled ‘Love’ – brings together photographs from Majuri’s entire career. Her most well-known pieces are shown side by side with less familiar early works.

Majuri studied at the Turku Art Academy, and earned her Master's degree in photography at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Since 2005, her work has been shown in numerous domestic and international exhibitions. In 2010, the Finnish Museum of Photography presented the artist’s first major solo show, titled ‘The Daughter of the Water Researcher’, which was met with great acclaim. Susanna Majuri passed away suddenly in spring 2020.

For further information visit The Finnish Museum of Photography

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