PROJECTS

The Mikkeli Centre of Photography has conducted extensive research in different areas of photography. The aim of the research is to strenghten the culture of photography and visual arts in Finland. 
1. Mikkeli: City in Transformation 
Started: 2010
Head of the project: MA Olli Jaatinen
Contents: Changing Mikkeli is a joint research project by Mikkeli Centre of Photography and City of Mikkeli. The research project gathers photographs and stories of the citizens of Mikkeli. There is also a large number of professional photographers who participate in the project.
Key words: Photography, cultural heritage, cultural history, community, society
Upcoming: Book and exhibition October 2015

2. Grin PRESS
Time: spring and summer 2012 
Contents: Grin PRESS -Humour in Finnish photojournalism researched and exhibited works by several Finnish photojournalists. The book included articles by professor, PhD Merja Salo and Olli Jaatinen.
Head of the project: MA Olli Jaatinen
Key words: Photojournalism, visual communication, society
Results: Book and exhibition

3. Ikiliikkuja  
Time: winter 2008, spring and summer 2009
Contents: Information and history of the newspaper Länsi-Savo's photojournalism. A large project conducted together with Länsi-Savo.
Head of the project: MA Olli Jaatinen
Key words: Länsi-Savo, newspaper, photojournalism
Results: Book and a permanent collection of Länsi-Savo's photojournalism in the Mikkeli Centre of Photography

4. The Magic of 3-D Photography
Time: spring and summer 2007
Contents: The Magic of 3-D Photography was a pioneering research project in the area of 3-D Photography in Finland. The writers of the book were PhD Petri Anttonen, PhD Erkki Huhtamo ja Olli Jaatinen. It was the first book in Finland in 3-D Photography.
Head of the project: MA Olli Jaatinen
Key words: 3-D Photography, stereoscopy, stereoscopic photography
Results: Book and exhibition. The book is sold out.

5. The Photographers of our Everyday Life
Time: spring and summer 2005
Contents: The centre gathered and researched the photojournalism of six leading Finnish photographers: Hannes Heikura, Paula Kukkonen, Juhani Niiranen, Markku Niskanen, Timo Pyykkö and Liisa Takala.
Head of the project: MA Olli Jaatinen
Key Words: Photojournalism, newspaper photography, magazine photography, visual communication
Results: Exhibition and collection in Mikkeli Centre of Photography.

6. GRIN. Humour in Finnish Art Photography

Time: spring and summer 2003
Contents: First exhibition and book in the subject matter of humour in art photography in Finland. The writers of the book were Olli Jaatinen, art historian, MA Laura Luostarinen, philosopher Tuomas Nevanlinna and professor, PhD Merja Salo. 
Head of the project: MA Olli Jaatinen
Key Words: Art Photography, humour, contemporary photography
Results: Book and exhibition. The book is sold out.

The evening of memories in Mikkeli Centre of Photography in 2011. The event was conducted in order to get information about the cultural heritage of Mikkeli.