Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Friday 18 May 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
See+ - G14
Ground Floor – Terrace Rooms (A)


As a Finnish American photographer, Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s creation is unique and exceptional. He has never changed his way of photography in 50 years. He uses a single exposure method to take self-portraits and never deliberately adjusts the camera or in the darkroom to make changes to the photo.
Minkkinen, with his long journey of epic loneliness, uses images to condense the original belief of human soul and nature. His stunning work of surrealist style has created his eternal portrait of life in a short history of photography. The production of these pictures allows us to see a man’s initial belief in civilization and the natural world. As a whole, Minkkinen's image records an epic long-range and long-distance travel, and a lonely human soul tested for courage and patience, just like the legend of Icelandic and Norwegian heroes (Saga). Minkkinen’s works are collected by many important museums around the world.In 2015, he won the Lucie Art Award for his achievements in fine art.