Photo Ismo Hölttö

Ismo Hölttö – Encounters in 1960s Helsinki

00100 Helsinki
Hakasalmi Villa

Ismo Hölttö photographed Helsinki and its residents in the 1960s, recording daily life during the decade of change and turbulence for posterity.

More than 150 black and white photographs from the artist’s works from the 1960s have been selected for the exhibition at Villa Hakasalmi. They represent the young artist’s view of his home town, its people and the era as a whole. Viewers today will see many residents of Helsinki from the recent past looking back at them from the images, posed in front of scenery that has in part disappeared. The images stir nostalgia, memories and curiosity in the mind of the viewer – who are the people in the photographs and what was their life like?

€12/10, free entry to under 18s and Museum Card holders.

Image: Kuva: Kauppatori, Helsinki 1964. Photo: Ismo Hölttö.