- Pentti Sammallahti, Rusia, 1992. Courtesy Galerie Albrecht, Berlin
- Pentti Sammallahti, Rusia, 1991. Courtesy Galerie Albrecht, Berlin
- Pentti Sammallahti, Finnland, 1974. Courtesy Galerie Albrecht, Berlin
- Pentti Sammallahti, Finnland, 1974. Courtesy Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris
Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti (born 1950) is one of the most internationally influential representatives of contemporary photography. Shot using the 'classic' techniques of black and white photography, his work embodies an entirely new combination of timeless imagery and pictorial wit.
FO.KU.S presents a retrospective of the artists work spanning almost 40 years. Sammallahti describes himself as a wanderer with a strong fascination for people and animals in areas of obscure religions, documenting their relationships to each other and to their surroundings.
Sammallahti's images seem to be beyond time, allowing us to see the world as a vast and fragile structure – captured without empathy, but arranged into powerful, meticulous compositions.
The title of the exhibition stems from the publication "Pentti Sammallahti" (published by Kehrer) which was awarded the Siegertitel Gold at the German Photo Book Award 2013.
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