100 Finnish Photographers Juha Metso

”Juha Metso’s photographs have sparked interest for as long as they have been in the papers, in books and in exhibitions. He always seems so enthusiastic and touched by, for what is for many, uninteresting or too complicated and difficult. He has the ability to incite collaboration with unique individuals that many of us would not be able to approach or those we avoid because we hold them as impossible.”

Tää menee näin – Vuoden biisit 1977–2017 (It goes like this – Songs of the year 1977–2017)

Venue: Päivälehden museo 
(Ludviginkatu 2–4, Helsinki)
Open Mon–Sun 11–17. Free entry!

The exhibition brings together photos of Juha Metso from Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop. Featuring unique shots from Finnish music scene, such as Young J. Karjalainen in Hanoi Rocks fan t-shirt and the final moments of Juice Leskinen. ”The images show the weird years and also their consequences,” Metso estimates. ”Now music business is a lot the cooler.” The exhibition is based on the book of the same name that has just been published by Metso and Vesa Sirén.
Juha Metso is an award-winning photographer known for his art projects and journalistic photography. Vesa Sirén is a writer and cultural editor of Helsingin Sanomat.

Finnish Press Photos PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2016 -nominee

Five photographers have been chosen for People’s choise 2016 award.

Tunteella liikkeellä – Emotion in Motion
Juha Metso Retrospective Exhibition

Lappeenranta Art Museum 26 November 2016 – 5 March 2017

In 2016–2017 Salo Art Museum in cooperation with Lappeenranta Art Museum will produce the retrospective exhibition of significant Finnish photographer Juha Metso (b. 1965, Kotka, Finland).

The retrospective exhibition displays the diversity of Juha Metso’s artwork. The presentation includes 150 works by Metso, i.e. photographs, series of photographs, installations, performance art on video and music videos from four different decades.