New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School

9 Sep – 31 Oct 2021
Taidehalli (Kunsthalle) Helsinki, Finland


July-September 2021
Gare de Paris Montparnasse, France 


Exhibition on Inuit subsistence hunters, polar bears and climate change in Greenland. Photographs by Tiina Itkonen and texts by polar scientist Dr. Kristin Laidre and science writer Susan McGrath.

8 April 2021–30 Jan 2022
Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland

Piniartoq project

A project about polar bears, communities and climate change in Greenland.
The Piniartoq Project documents climate change’s direct cost to a rare and ancient culture. It illustrates how species conservation relies on working together with local communities and respecting different cultural values.  And it gives a thrillingly close look at what’s happening with people and polar bears in the far north. It shows what we are fighting for.

Dr. Kristin Laidre, polar scientist
Susan McGrath, writer
Tiina Itkonen, photographer

State Prize for Photographic Art 2019 awarded to Tiina Itkonen

The Helsinki School The Nature of Being, Vol. 6 publication has been launched Saturday 7 November during Paris Photo Fair 2019

Publisher: Hatje Cantz



December 12, 2014 – February 22, 2014

Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA

VANISHING ICE: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012

November 3, 2013- March 16, 2014, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, USA

September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015, Glenbow, Calgary, CANADA

June 1–August 24, 2014, El Paso Museum of Art, Texas, USA

January 31 – April 26, 2015, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario, Canada