Tampere, Finland

Backlight Photo Festival

Next: September, 2017

Theme: Independence

Tuula Alajoki
Festival Director, Curator

Irma Puttonen
Executive Director (legal representative) 

Photographic Centre Nykyaika


Ministry of Education and Culture
National Council for Photographic Art
City of Tampere


Backlight Photo Festival - office
Photographic Centre Nykyaika
Kauppakatu 14, 33210 Tampere, Finland
+358 50 557 9960r

The Backlight Photo Festival has strong roots in documentary photography, yet today focusing on current social themes through various concepts and artistic approaches extending culturally engaged perspectives on reality. The Backlight Photo Festival promotes intercultural dialogue by revealing the hidden, the veiled, the lost and forgotten. Each Backlight forms a unique entity with current social theme, renewed structure and challenging content with exhibitions accompanied by a wide-ranging Symposium program.


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