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Portfolio of 3 C-prints presented in cloth folio

From the series Act of Flying (9), 2006
Image size: 10 x 12 inches
Paper size: 11 x 14 inches

From the series Act of Flying (13), 2006
Image size: 10 x 12 inches
Paper size: 11 x 14 inches

From the series Act of Flying (23), 2006
Image size: 10 x 12 inches
Paper size: 11 x 14 inches

Since 1997, Finnish rising star Sanna Kannisto has spent several months per year living alongside biologists in the rainforests of Latin America. Adopting elements of her companions’ scientific methods, she developed her own form of visual research, extending her depictions of flora and fauna beyond the confines of the natural sciences. Breaking away from the conventions of nature photography, which typically presents specimens in isolation, devoid of context, Kannisto’s work addresses the acts of staging and image-making. With her gentle humor, she recognizes and utilizes the constraints of science and art alike, investigating the concept of truth in photography to challenge how we view and “know” the natural world. This portfolio coincides with her solo exhibition at the Aperture Gallery and the Aperture publication of Kannisto’s first major monograph, Fieldwork.

Sanna Kannisto (born in Hämeenlinna, Finland, 1974) studied photography at the Turku School of Art and Communication before completing her MA in Photography at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; and the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. Kannisto is represented by the Gallery Taik, Berlin and Galerie la Ferronnerie in Paris, France. She lives in Helsinki.

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