Time As River–Annu Aalto photo and photobook exhibition

Welcome to the Annu Aalto photo and photobook exhibition 13th – 26th June!

Also a limited selection of Japanese photo books, published by Sokyusha, is available for purchase during the exhibition times. Books are selected by Annu Aalto, and include works from Ishiuchi Miyako, Tatara Eri, Kawaguchi Kazuyuki and Yamauchi Michio.

Opening Party is held on 13th June, at 6-8pm. Artist is attending the opening. Tervetuloa kaikille!

Annu Aalto: Time As River (Sokyusha 2019)

In the photobook “Time as River”, Japanese photographer Annu Aalto collects her photographs taken during countless trips to Helsinki over the past nine years. Rather than a travel journal, Aalto’s images collate to form a comprehensive—if subjective—portrait of the Finnish capital from the perspective of an intimately acquainted outsider.

“There are things that can only be seen over time. There will come a day when I can no longer return to this city as it will not be my final resting place. Until then, I will go back, time after time, to be an observer of this city of suspended existence.”

− from Annu Aalto’s afterword


Sokyusha, founded in 1986 by Michitaka Ota, is a publishing house and shop specialising in photobooks. In addition to masterpieces by established photographers such as Daido Moriyama, Michio Yamauchi, Masahisa Fukase and Miyako Ishiuchi, Sokyusha boasts a constant lineup of young photography talents and works by newcomers.
A gallery forms part of the Sokyusha book shop whose assortment consists of a wealth of photobooks, from valuable out-of-print editions to self-published photobooks.

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