InsideOut Helsinki is a street photography exhibition about Finnish youth organised by Vanessa Daniels, Kamilla Sultanova and Zhanna Tuulas for Global Dignity Finland in collaboration with the InsideOut Project.
InsideOut is an award winning (TED prize in 2011) concept where JR, French artist has been using art to move the world inside out by people’s images. 120,000 people in 108 countries has participated in InsideOut public projects.
As Vanessa Daniel states on the video, it is important for personal development to see similar people in a public space, like here in Helsinki centre. In other words, this public representation of Finnish youth diversity empowers the idea of belonging for everyone.
For the exhibition photographer Zhanna Tuulas and the people from Global Dignity Finland went through 20 different schools around helsinki. There's 51 young people in the portraits representing 25 different background ethnicities. Everyone of them speaks naturally 2 or 3 languages.
In the words of Kamilla Sultanova, manager of the event, "The InsideOutHelsinki group action is a celebration of humanity in times of indignity, racism and all kinds of phobias. It is a celebration of modern, Finnish youth [...] This is Finland 2017 for you".
If you are reading this on time, you may still be able to see the open air, street exhibition until January 7th 2018 at Keskuskatu 8, Helsinki.
Take a look at the trailer of the exhibition and a little compilation of the portraits and their stories below.
#InsideOutHelsinki group action!
Exhibition portraits by Zhanna Tuulas
On the video, exhibition opening speech Fatima Hussein
Opening day ambient photos by Mikko Tyllinen
Music track Future Beauty by soundEGO
Thanks to all volunteers and participants, 20 schools and colleges and especially Helsinki Business College for active support!
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