On Friday, December 7th 2012, photo‐eye Gallery will open an exhibition of work by esteemed Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti.
Pentti Sammallahti, born in 1950 in Helsinki, is a benchmark figure in contemporary Finnish photography. His unique observations capture authentic moments in time as he travels and photographs all over the world, finding beauty in the ordinary. Each of his exquisite compositions illustrate a sublime moment in time, allowing the viewer to pause and reflect on man’s relationship with nature and his surroundings. The exhibit celebrates the release of his long‐awaited new monograph, Here Far Away.
Here Far Away will be released by publisher Dewi Lewis in November 2012. This comprehensive forty‐year retrospective contains 239 plates of Sammallahti’s classic motifs of snow‐covered landscapes, humorous animal portraits and otherwise delightful fairytale‐like scenes from Scandinavia, India, Russia, Japan, Morocco and many other locations around the world. The quality of the book’s printing conveys the rich subtleties of his work and Here Far Away is his most impressive monograph to date. Sammallahti’s works can be found in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and countless others.