About us


Mikkeli Centre of Photography is a contemporary art centre. The centre promotes Finnish photographic art and visual culture. The centre displays exhibitions of photography, designs and executes publications, conducts research on photography and visual arts and organises art and media education. The exhibition season is all year round.


Mikkeli Centre of Photography focuses on the following:

1. regional and national art photography,
2. photography and cultural heritage,
3. art and media education, especially for children and youth,
5. connection between photography and other visual arts,
6. photography, visual arts and impact on well-being.

Board and members

The centre is maintained by the Mikkeli Society of Art Photography. There are over 60 members in the Society. The Society has a board of four members who are media, art, photography and art research professionals.


Mikkeli Centre of Photography has worked together in cooperation with several artists, partners and organisations. The aim of the Centre´s work is to support and promote versatile fields of photography and visual culture. The centre welcomes visits and co-operation with educational and other institutions. Our main collabotors are the Cultural Services of Mikkeli City and Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Among others, we have worked in cooperation with Regional State Administrative Agencies and Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.