Helsinki Photomedia


Helsinki Photomedia Conference is now planned to be organized 22-24 April 2021. More information coming in August/September.

Have a good summer and keep safe,

Helsinki Photomedia Team


Cancellation of Helsinki Photomedia 2020 conference

Following the latest developments of the COVID-19 epidemic, the instructions of WHO, THL and Aalto University’s updated policy, it is with heavy hearts we must inform you that Helsinki Photomedia 2020 will not be organized this year.

The small team behind the conference has been closely following the unfolding of the events since January. In the current light of events we see no other responsible way in approaching this matter than cancelling this year’s conference. The health and safety of the attendees, presenters, colleagues, and students is what we have prioritized in our decision making. Our decision comes is in line with the updated Aalto University policy not to organise events or invite any guests until 31 May 2020. We truly regret the inconveniences you may experience as a result of this decision.

We will soon be working on rescheduling the event for 2021. Concerning the rescheduling process, a more detailed announcement will be made in the near future.

We will start the process of refunding the conference fees early next week. The conference fee you have paid will be refunded in full. We will try to make the payments as soon as possible but due to the unstable situation some delays can be expected so please be patient.

Kind regards and keep well everyone,

Helsinki Photomedia team


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More information on Aalto universities policies:…/coronavirus-guidance-for-conferences……/aalto-uni…/information-on-coronavirus

The theme of the 5th Helsinki Photomedia Conference in 2020 is Images Among Us

The conference brings together international photography researchers and academics. It offers various platforms where artistic, philosophical, social, cultural, economic and technological approaches to photography meet.

Helsinki Photomedia is organised by Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in cooperation with four Finnish Universities: University of Tampere, Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of the Arts Helsinki; Academy of Fine Arts; and University of Jyväskylä.