Nice to meet you, Mr. Holbein

Nice to Meet You Mr Holbein is inspired by the portraits of the Renaissance painter Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 –1543), whose accurate observations of people with their pensive gazes, fine facial details and depictions of materials fascinated the photography group.

These pictures were created in the Lyhty association’s photography workshops led by Pekka Elomaa.

Lyhty is a Temporary Housing and Workshop Association in Helsinki. The ethical goal of Lyhty is to promote the well-being of developmentally disabled people, their families and society as a whole.

"For the six of us, photography is a substitute for speech and an extension of memory. We use it tell tales and, with a camera, we dare to set out to strange places and the company of strangers”, says Pekka Elomaa.


Exhibition dates: Saturday 8. April to Saturday 19. August 2017 

The exhibition is part of European Capital of Culture:





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