On Wednesday 2.2.2022 starting at 4pm (Finnish time), as a part of the Opening Week of the first-ever Helsinki Darkroom Festival, the president of the Finnish Darkroom Association Katri Lassila is hosting two panel discussions with analog organisations and festivals around the world.

In the Analog Festivals Panel, representatives from analogueNOW!, Experimentalphotofestival, Revela’T and Rotlicht Festival come together to discuss the emergence of a number of festivals focused on analog photography in recent years. The panel will take a comparative look at the reasons for organising events and festivals around analog photography while keeping an eye on the future of the recently emerged rhizome of associations in the field.

In the All Things Analog Panel, Katri is joined by representatives from Analog Forever Magazine, CYAN, Kalamari Klub and Street Level Photoworks to discuss all things analog – publishing, exhibiting, running residency programs and of course operating darkrooms. The panel represents a multitude of perspectives, coming together to think about the robust possibilities for all things analog in the future.

The event will take place on Zoom, you will find the link on the festival’s website on the day of the event:


The main exhibition of Helsinki Darkroom Festival, Impression Remains, opens at the Finnish Museum of Photography on Friday 28th of January and continues until 24th of April.

The exhibition celebrates current darkroom art and the creative possibilities of analog photography. The exhibition introduces eleven photographers who have been selected among almost 400 applicants who responded to the festival’s open call.

The exhibition features artwork from the last couple of years and the international artists represent different perspectives and ways of expression. There are images produced with a camera as well as images created using only chemical processes. What is common to all the artwork in this exhibition is that their physical form is an inseparable part of the process of their creation.

The full program of the Helsinki Darkroom Festival can be found on the festival’s website at: