Coverbild Janne Lehtinen
Janne Lehtinen
The Descendants
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Texts by: Janne Lehtinen, Juha Lehtinen, Oiva Lehtinen
Artist: Janne Lehtinen
Foreword: Jan Kaila
English
July 2007 , 80 Pages
hardcover
1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2052-6
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The flight attempts of Finnish photographer Janne Lehtinen (*1970) with the strangest handmade apparatuses made people all over the world smile. Lehtinen’s ironic allusions to the old dream of flying, published by Hatje Cantz, was promptly awarded the German Photography Book Prize.In his new, autobiographical project, Lehtinen takes us to Lehtiskylä, his hometown in the south of Finland, where people believe that all residents will eventually meet with a sad, usually sinister, and absolutely inevitable fate. The images and the accompanying memories—his sick uncle’s little bottles of pills, the corpse in the river, the last meal eaten by Veikko the old horse, a schoolmate’s accident—do not promise better things to come, yet there is a certain beauty to the “curse” of Lehtiskylä. This is a very personal, melancholy album, whose quiet images show Lehtinen and his cousin's journey to the house and places of their childhood.Janne Lehtinen (*1970 in Karhula) lives in Loviisa. 1994-98: Studied at the Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design. 2002: University of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Various prizes and awards, most recently in 2004 from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.Janne Lehtinen (*1970 in Karhula) lives in Loviisa. 1994-98: Studied at the Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design. 2002: University of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Various prizes and awards, most recently in 2004 from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
». . . a big, fat thank you to Finland.«
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