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Ismo Höltto - People in the Lead Role : Photographs of Finns, Self published, 1991, Finnland

 

Hardcover with dust jacket, texts by Tuomo-Juhani Vuorenmaa & Erkki Pirtola. Edition of 700 copies, there was a Finnish edition of 1300 copies under the title "Ihminen pääosassa" two years earlier published (1989).

"Looking at the work of Ismo Hölttö means making a journey into the heartland of the Finnish soul...[His] photographs contain a truth that will be carried on through different periods and styles. And in decades or even centuries to come, it will tell a tale of a bygone way of life which, without the wonderful power of photographs to witness reality, would only be known by objects it has left behind." (from the fore-word)

"This photobook shot vivid portraits of finnish people in the sixties and early seventies, in Helsinki, Oulu, Kuopio in intense black and white photographs. "Ihminen pääosassa" (finish title) is monumental, presenting a photographic ambition, somewhere between August Sander and Walker Evans." (PlacArt)

Pages: 243
Place: Finnland
Year: 1991
Publisher: Self published
Size: 28 x 37 cm (approx.)







Ismo Höltto People in the Lead Role : Photographs of Finns

Ismo Höltto People in the Lead Role : Photographs of Finns

Ismo Höltto People in the Lead Role : Photographs of Finns

Ismo Höltto People in the Lead Role : Photographs of Finns

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Hardcover with dust jacket, texts by Tuomo-Juhani Vuorenmaa & Erkki Pirtola. Edition of 700 copies, there was a Finnish edition of 1300 copies under the title "Ihminen pääosassa" two years earlier published (1989).

"Looking at the work of Ismo Hölttö means making a journey into the heartland of the Finnish soul...[His] photographs contain a truth that will be carried on through different periods and styles. And in decades or even centuries to come, it will tell a tale of a bygone way of life which, without the wonderful power of photographs to witness reality, would only be known by objects it has left behind." (from the fore-word)

"This photobook shot vivid portraits of finnish people in the sixties and early seventies, in Helsinki, Oulu, Kuopio in intense black and white photographs. "Ihminen pääosassa" (finish title) is monumental, presenting a photographic ambition, somewhere between August Sander and Walker Evans." (PlacArt)

Pages: 243
Place: Finnland
Year: 1991
Publisher: Self published
Size: 28 x 37 cm (approx.)