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In summer 2020, the Finnish Museum of Photography is exhibiting the works of photographer Sanna Kannisto (b. 1974) – spanning a period of 20 years – which will be Kannisto’s largest exhibition to date. Sense of Wonder is a cross section of the artist’s career, including her long-term photographic work at research stations in the rainforests of South America and her more recent project at the Hanko Bird Observatory. The diverse nature of the rainforest and the migratory birds of the north are a mesmerizing part of the exhibited works.
Sanna Kannisto’s métier is nature photography. Like her role models, she sees herself both as a scientist and an artist. In fact, her analytical insight is equal in every way to her creativity and passion. She creates moments of extraordinary beauty while, at the same time, bringing to light what has been previously remained hidden. Sanna Kannisto has her very own method of photographing birds against a white backdrop bathed in light: Removed from their...