Symposium for Artistic Research

Welcome to participate in the first Symposium for Artistic Research in Analog Photography in the digital era

Symposium for Artistic Research in Analog Photography is a three-day symposium focusing on analog photography practice. It will be held 4.–6.3.2022 in the Process Space at the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki. The symposium will present twenty artist-researchers on several interesting topics on analog photography practice from many different countries and universities. Keynote speakers of the symposium are esteemed artist-researchers Ms. Jill Enfield from the United States and Mr. Laurent Millet from France.

Symposium is organized in cooperation with Aalto University. It is part of the Helsinki Darkroom Festival which is organized by the Finnish Darkroom Association and funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation.

The participation at the Finnish Museum of Photography includes five coffees and three lunches, and free access to the exhibitions at the museum during the symposium weekend. Exhibition Impression Remains is the main exhibition of the Helsinki Darkroom Festival.

There are 60 tickets available to the symposium at the place. Unlimited number of tickets is available to the online symposium.

Buy your tickets to the symposium directly from Holvi:

Ticket prices:

Full price at the Museum of Photography 100€
Student price at the Museum of Photography 50€
Online price 20€

Program and more info coming soon:


Workshops Spring 2022

Participate in Helsinki Darkroom Festival workshops!

During the Helsinki Darkroom Festival, a wide range of one-day workshops are organized on different darkroom photography techniques and special fields. Apart from the more traditional gelatin silver printing and film developing, you may participate in the workshops about cameraless photography, portrait photography on film, camera obscura building or designing your own photography book. All the workshops are taught by experienced photography artists.

More information, schedule and registration in Holvi!

NOTE. More courses coming to the online store soon!



Together with CYAN Studio & Darkroom from Oslo and with support from Nordic Culture Fund, the association launches a pilot residency program. The Nordic Analog Network is a pilot project that hopefully will be able to grow into a regular program of artist exchanges between darkrooms in different Nordic countries. For the first ever exchange two artists have been selected for a three week long residency during April, 2022: Silvia De Giorgi from Oslo and Patrick Kuoppamäki from Helsinki. Warm congratulations to both!