The Finnish-French exchange program for fine art photographers is a collaboration in between Northern Photography Centre, Photographic Centre Peri and the Union of Artist Photographers in Finland. French partners are Centre Photographique d’Ile de France, Pôle Image Haute Normandie and Diaphane Pôle Photographique en Picardie.
The program annually offers one Finnish fine art photographer a chance to work for a month in France and, equally, a French artist a chance to work in Finland. The artists are hosted in turn by the partner organisations. The open call is announced yearly on the organisation’s web sites.
Artists hosted by Photographic Centre Peri in Southwest Finland: Sabine Meier (2005), Esther Berelowitsch (2008), Corinne Mercadier (2011) and Sandra Rocha (2014). Visiting artist in 2017 is Maia Flore.
Photo: Sandra Rocha, 2014