The Helsinki School The Nature of Being, Vol. 6

The Helsinki School The Nature of Being, Vol. 6

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Ed. Timothy Persons, Asia Zak Persons, text(s) by Grey Crawford, Antje-Britt Mählmann, Timothy Persons, Marja Sakari, graphic design by Full Metal Jacket.
Format: 24 x 29 cm
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-4699-1

Persons Projects is happy to present the new volume of The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being, Vol. 6.
The publication has been launched Saturday 7 November during Paris Photo Fair 2019.


Niina Vatanen - Time Atlas

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Publishing Date: 2019
Format: 17 x 22,5 cm, Cloth hardcover with ribbon bookmark
Pages: 288
Texts by: Keith F. Davis, Vicki Goldberg, Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Graphic Design: Leo Karhunen

ISBN: 978-3-86828-943-5


Time Atlas weaves together images from a variety of sources, from intimate personal archives to Internet imagery, old encyclopaedias, newspapers, guidebooks and manuals. Following an idiosyncratic visual and intuitive logic, Niina Vatanen combines all the different materials creating many new and surprising connections. Inspired by encyclopaedias, Vatanen organizes pictures loosely with thematic categories. She is focusing especially on questions concerning time and our perception of it, and exploring how visual memory, personal experience, and history intertwine. Niina Vatanen is an artist working with photographs, text and archive material. Her works have been on display in numerous galleries, museums and photo festivals in Finland and abroad since 2006. Niina Vatanen has published two books with Kehrer Verlag: A Room’s Memory / Huoneen muisti (2013) and Archive Play (2014).

Niina Vatanen - Time Atlas
Anni Leppälä - Hyle | Curtain | Backdrop

Anni Leppälä - Hyle | Curtain | Backdrop

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Publishing Date: 2019.
Format: 16,5 x 24 cm, Soft Cover
Pages: 128
Graphic Design: Anni Leppälä, Tuomo Rainio, Liisa Seppo

ISBN: 978-3-86828-942-8


Anni Leppälä’s motives derive from memories, loss, longing, and early adolescence, seeking for an experience of connection and closeness but also for the act of recognizing something vaguely familiar through the images. Things are often veiled, hidden or turning away, but are in their own sphere of intense, remote closeness. Photographs transform their subjects and evoke a feeling of sudden recognition, that is not visible on the surface. The connections between the images are essential for Anni Leppälä’s work. The narrations are not linear but can proceed to various directions and dimensions. The layout of the book refers to this way of working – images are overlapping each other, covering and intersecting with each other.