Photo exhibition by American photographer Carolyn Russo at Helsinki Airport

Tuesday 5, October 2010


Photo exhibition by American photographer Carolyn Russo at Helsinki Airport


For the next six months, Helsinki Airport will offer visitors a break from traditional aviation photography.


On Monday, October 4th the airport will host the grand opening of a photo exhibition by the American photographer Carolyn Russo, whose unique approach turns aviation technology into art.


Carolyn Russo is an award-winning photographer specialising in aviation and space flight photography. Her closely cropped images of the shapes, structures, materials, colours and details of aircraft and spacecraft transform aviation technology and aircraft design into fascinating photographic art.


- The signs of heavy use are plain to see on the surfaces of aircraft and things such as changes in painted surfaces often contain interesting details, Russo says.


Russo's original approach is a clear departure from traditional aviation photography. For instance, the type of the aircraft featured is often not readily apparent from her photographs. Starting from Monday, October 4th, passengers and other visitors to Helsinki Airport will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of aviation photographs.


Carolyn Russo is a photographer and curator from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She has published three aviation-themed books. Her latest book project is on air traffic control towers and she visited Finland in the summer of 2009 to photograph a number of them.


Carolyn Russo's photographs will be exhibited in Arrivals Hall 2A at the Helsinki Airport from October 2010 to April 2011. Admission is free and the exhibition is open to all visitors to the airport.


Russo's photographs are part of Helsinki Airport's permanent aviation exhibition that began in 2009. Previous featured artists include the Japanese aviation photographer Katsuhiko Tokunaga and the Finnish F/A-18 Hornet pilot Henrik Elo.


The exhibition is organised by Finavia, the Aviation Writers of Finland, Finnair, Kameralehti magazine and Eirikuva.



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