July 20, 2010

Photo Signe Brander Exhibition at Helsinki City Museum, Hakasalmi Villa

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Foto Signe Brander

Helsinki City Museum, Hakasalmi Villa

Through 29 August 2010

 

Photograph by Signe Brander, 1907

Photograph of a yard in 1907 by SIGNE BRANDER
© Helsinki City Museum - Courtesy of the museum

 

Signe Brander is loved and renowned for her photographs of Helsinki. Her pictures taken during the years 1907-1913 are among the most frequently used photographs in the Helsinki City Museum picture archives. The book published in 2004 on Signe and her photos is one of the most popular books ever published by the Helsinki City Museum.

The Hakasalmi Villa hosts a Signe Brander photo exhibition which presents a cross section of her work, both well-known city pictures and rare photographs of the changing cityscape of the early 20th century.

 

Photograph by Signe Brander, 1909

Photograph of stone workmen in 1909 by SIGNE BRANDER
© Helsinki City Museum - Courtesy of the museum

 

The photographs in the exhibition are reproduced in the latest digital techniques and in a size that guarantees the visitors a new experience. It is now possible to find details never discovered before in even the most famous pictures. The large picture size also emphasizes another significant characteristic of Signe Branders photography; the presence of people and their lives in the city. Brander never settled for taking pictures of buildings that were destined to be torn down or only the changing cityscape – she wanted to capture the day-to-day life in the city. This might be one of the reasons why her pictures have maintained their charm through the decades.

 

Photograph by Signe Brander, 1911

Photograph of Helsinki’s seaside  (Brunn harbor) in 1911 by SIGNE BRANDER
© Helsinki City Museum - Courtesy of the museum

 

A new Signe Brander book was published alongside with the exhibition. The book contains over 100 pictures taken by Signe Brander, also ones that are not included in the exhibition.

 

 Photograph by Signe Brander, 1911

Photograph of Finland, Helsinki daily life in 1911 (boys are looking for water) by SIGNE BRANDER © Helsinki City Museum - Courtesy of the museum

 

Foto Signe Brander
November 14, 2009 - August 29, 2010

Hakasalmi Villa
Mannerheimintie 13 d
Helsinki, Finland

helsinkicitymuseum.fi

Opening Hours: Wed-Sun 11 am - 5 pm / Thu 11 am - 7 pm

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