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The retrospective of works by Arno Rafel Minkkinen will remain on display at the Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography in Moscow until May 11. Born in Helsinki in 1949, the photographer emigrated with his family to the United States in 1951. He graduated in Fine Arts from Wagner College in 1974 and continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design with, among others, Harry Callaghan. Minkkinen's work can be seen at the MoMA in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo.

Self-portraits of a different kind
In 1971 Minkkinen produced his first self-portrait, and has been dedicated to the genre for the past  forty years. The images in his current exhibition have little to do with how such portraits normally look like. They show Minkkinen's naked body as an abstract element within a raw landscape. The photographer draws with his body – in black and white – and he rarely shows his face in the images.

Further information at: Lumiere, Minkkinen

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