For the fourth consecutive year, Institut finlandais is partnering with Circulation(s), an annual European photography festival in Paris. The 12th edition of the festival is taking place from 2 April to 29 May 2022 at the cultural centre CENTQUATRE-PARIS, followed by tours and off-site events in other places in France and in Europe. 

The festival has an important role in introducing young emerging talents in photography to the professional field and to the public. This year, works from 30 young European artists have been chosen to be exhibited, including four Finnish or Finland-based photographers:

Lotta Blomberg is a Finnish visual artist who graduated from the Master’s program in Photography at Aalto University in 2019. Blomberg’s project Fever Weaver combines video installations and hand-woven tapestries for which she created colourful patterns using thermal cameras.

Yiu Sheung is a Helsinki-based visual artist and doctoral researcher at Aalto University. In his practice, Yiu comments on poetics and politics in today’s culture by using photography, installations, videos and bookmaking and through multidisciplinary collaborations. In his work Ground Truth, Sheung combines archival imagery, documentary photography and experimental data in order to illustrate a scientific study on the Finnish forests. 

Sari Soininen is a Finnish photographer based in Bristol, United Kingdom. Soininen holds a bachelor’s degree from Lahti Institute of Design and a Master’s degree in photography from UWE Bristol. She has worked in photography, graphic design and animation. Soininen’s project Transcendent Country of The Mind illustrates the extendic psychotic episode she experienced due to excessive use of LSD in her early twenties. The project has been a way for the artist to deal with this life-changing experience after it impacted her perception of the world. 

Dominik Fleischmann is a German writer and photographer who studied photography in Berlin and is currently a graduate student at Aalto University’s Photography Department. Combining a documentary approach with a lyrical narrative, his work draws inspiration from nature writers, ecofeminism, poetry and environmental activism to explore the relationship between humans and nature. His series Algernon’s Flowers pays tribute to the mice and rats sacrificed for medical research and questions the ethics of this practice.


More details about the festival here.