24 January - 22 February 2014Anni Leppala (born 1981, Helsinki) explores the relationship between the past and present. Her photographic style is a visual expanse that covers a multitude of landscapes, surfaces and enclosed spaces, such as forests, streams and human figures caught in the seclusion of their own presence. Like stylised postcards or snapshots, her small scale works take on an aura of frozen time, recording both fleeting moments and the small glimpses of larger tales from which they are taken.
Anni Leppala studied photography at the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences and at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions including Rencontres d'Arles (2012). In 2010 she was awarded the Finnish Young Photographer of the Year Art Award, and collections holding her work include the Finnish Museum of Photography, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, and Fondation d'enterprise Hermes.