Sanna Kannisto: Observing Eye

Photographs: Sanna Kannisto
Texts: Barbara Hofmann-Johnson
Language: English
Graphic Design: Juha Nenonen / Bigger Splash
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GbmH
Published: August 2020
Pages: 144
Edition: 1500 kpl
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4791-2

Year: 2020
Dimensions: 29 x 25 cm (K x L)

Location: Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (Yrjönkatu 8-10, 00120 Helsinki)

While shooting I’m close to the birds and observe them, but also they are actively watching me. From my point of view the observation is mutual.” Sanna Kannisto’s book about our feathered friends is astonishing, asthe reader gets to see and admire the birds from a close distance in the extremely detailed images. The book is rich and measured in its artistic endeavour both in structure and every detail. It also provides a background on Kannisto’s working methods at the interface between science and art: Kannisto has collaborated for years with researchers around the world.

Observing Eye is a Photobook Award 2020 finalist.


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