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Images of Water: An Inari Sámi Mindscape in the Photograph

The Inari Sámi mindscape manifests itself to its interpreter above all through water: as brooks, rivers and lakes. Dark landscapes breathe the drama of the seasons. Small details give a rhythm to open sceneries.

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Oct 10, 2014
Every day until Feb 08, 2015
Contact Name Sámi Museum Siida
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Contact Phone +358 (0)400 898 212
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Jan-Eerik Paadar’s trip as a photographer began in the early 2000s, and, year by year, his fascination for the hobby has grown stronger. Studies in the audio-visual field and work took him to Southern Finland for a few years. As the family grew, it felt natural for him to return to Inari and to make sure that his own children, too, could have a close relationship to nature and grow in the midst of a living Sámi culture.

Jan-Eerik’s values are strongly reflected in his photography. He has an innate gift of seeing the beauty of the object and being able to convey it to the viewer through his photography. Being a technically skilled photographer, Jan-Eerik can tell stories by means of images, and his points of view are always fresh. His way of recording life through the lense shows that he has high regard for his roots and his late great-uncle Matti Paadar, or Lusman Matti.

“One does not need to travel far to tell a story that will interest those listening to it.”

Jan-Eerik tries never to forget these wise words of Matti Paadar while recording life in his photography. In addition to great photographs, the exhibition enables us to look at the everyday life of a photographer; it also makes us familiar with stories told by Matti Paadar.

This exhibition is a real, touching experience!

Picture: Jan-Eerik Paadar

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