HOPE — CHILDHOOD IN ESTONIAN CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
To celebrate its fifth year of operation, the Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre will open the exhibition “Hope — Childhood in Contemporary Estonian Documentary Photography” on Child Protection Day on June 1. This is the second exhibition in the series “Estonian Documentary Photographers” organised by our Centre. With this series of exhibitions, we introduce documentary photographers operating in Estonia, following the principle that the authors involved have not been presented in the same format before. In this way, we make sure that in addition to the thematic novelty, each exhibition also has substantial freshness through the handwriting of the new authors.
The first exhibition of the same format was the centre’s inaugural exhibition in 2017 and was entitled “Periphery: From Kihnu to South Africa”. The exhibition “Hope – Childhood in Contemporary Estonian Documentary Photography” is compiled from the works of photographers who submitted their work to an open call in 2021 and the authors invited by the curators. The participating authors are Elika Hunt, Mairi Hüüdma, Elsa Hüüdma, Iris Kivisalu, Marlen Kärema, Maxim Mjödov, Liisa Kree, Heikki Leis, Annela Samuel, Aron Urb, Gabriela Urm, Reelika Vilt and Dmitry Yurchenko.
The curators of the exhibition are Kristel Aimee Laur and Toomas Järvet, co-founders of the Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre