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The Centre for Creative Photography

Set up in 1989, the Centre for Creative Photography is an association dedicated to advancing photography as an art form and making it more widely known among the public.

The association is also concerned with bettering the overall conditions shared by photographers in its given area. Yet another focal point is furthering both domestic and international contacts. In addition, the Centre serves as a regional institution promoting photographic art in Central Finland. Being part of a national network of photographic centres, it also looks beyond its own area. 

The Centre for Creative Photography Association has a membership of photographers, friends of photography and artists. For its own part it is in charge of organizing exhibitions at Galleria Ratamo, featuring both Finnish and international art.

The Centre for Creative Photography maintains a digital lab and a photo darkroom at the Ratamo Centre. Both facilities are available for member use.


Two Recidencies for Photographers

The Centre for Creative Photography welcomes all photographers to apply for two residencies. Both residencies are 6 weeks long, one in June/July and one in October/November. The starting days are flexible.

What is offered: free accommodation in a private room in city center, a grant of 300 e

Deadline for the applications is 31st January 2023. Send an application, one PDF, to info(at) with following information:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Address
  • e-mail
  • Nationality
  • Website
  • Date of birth
  • Estimated residence dates
  • CV
  • A working plan
  • min. 6 images with clear description 



The Centre for Creative Photography 
Mikko Auerniitty, chairman of the board

Centre for Creative Photography