Special edition of the book Observing Eye (2020)
Combination of book and print
Pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper, 315 gr/m²
Image: 26 x 40 cm (paper: 30 x 45 cm)
Edition of 25 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a label
ABOUT THE WORK
A cubicle with glowing white light, deep in a forest or on some distant cliff site, is the photographic studio of Sanna Kannisto. This portable studio is constructed of light-reflecting and translucent, opaque acrylic panels and is easy and quick to assemble. A large number of her images has been photographed in this little field studio and she has found this method to be best suited for her working methods.
In the early years of the 21st century, Sanna Kannisto became known for her work depicting rainforest flora and fauna. More recently, her interest in photographing birds has taken her to the island of Ponza in Italy and to the Baikal region in Russia. Kannisto collaborates with scientists and bird ringers in order to capture the birds on film. In recent years, she has mainly photographed in Hanko, Finland.
Kannisto aims to make the photoshoot as peaceful as possible for the birds. At the beginning of the photo shoot, the artist merely observes the bird and its movements. The photographer is also being observed by the birds. Birds are intelligent and adapt quickly to their new temporary surroundings. Kannisto places branches and other perches for the birds in the field studio. “It is exciting to work with live birds because you cannot predict everything. Sometimes, something accidental is exactly what makes the photoshoot a success.”
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Sanna Kannisto (born in Hämeenlinna, Finland, 1974) studied photography at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She lives in Helsinki.
Her works has been exhibited at venues in more than thirty countries around the world, including Aperture Gallery New York, Centre Pompidou Paris, Busan Museum of Art South Korea, Fotomuseum Wintherthur Switzerland, Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel Germany, Centro de la Imagen Lima Peru and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
Sanna Kannisto published two monographs Fieldwork, Aperture 2011 and Observing Eye, Hatje Canzt 2020.
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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