The internationally renowned photographer Walter Vogel is widely known for his unforgettable portraits of Pina Bausch and Joseph Beuys. What has, however, received less attention thus far is his art of photographing female beauty.

Wilma Hurskainen

Like poems, Wilma Hurskainen’s photographs perceptively link poetry with humour and open up spaces of associations to own experiences of the spectator. In her No Name series, Hurskainen, who has strong connections with the Helsinki School, explores the themes of childhood and memory. Childhood and adulthood are present, like layers, in the same photograph. By loosely attaching texts to the images, Hurskainen recreates memories (including those that are false and invented) and continues their visual representation. Her main objective is to find out and question how a text and a photograph mediate a story.

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"Wilma Hurskainen"

March 2012

ISBN 978-3-86678-604-2

22,00 x 27,00 cm

112 Pages

48 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: English


Wilma Hurskainen

Ann-Christin Bertrand

graphic design
Kirsti Maula, Helsinki