Sanna Kannisto

Sanna Kannisto's work in The von Wright Brothers -exhibition. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

”Nature is total, uncontrolled and on the other hand perfect, affecting all the senses.”
Sanna Kannisto

Sanna Kannisto (born in 1974) has photographed animal, plant and landscape subjects over a couple of decades. Kannisto is interested in humankind’s desire to control nature and to study and gather information. She also sees herself as a kind of collector, who links one species to another in her own collection. To create her images, Kannisto takes a portable studio of her own design out into nature. When photographing birds, she collaborates with researchers. Kannisto’s works often resemble still lifes. She displays nature and its details simply, carefully lit or against a white studio background.

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