Ismo Hölttö

Visual Artist

1940 –

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Who is Ismo Hölttö?

Ismo Hölttö is a Finnish documentary photographer known for his monochrome portraits of Roma people and others living in the cities and countryside of Finland in the 1960s, a time of rapid societal change.

Hölttö shot the main body of his work during the ten years between 1962 and 1971 while working as a goldsmith. When he started documenting the Finnish people, he was only 22; when he ended this series he had turned 31.

His works have been exhibited in France, Denmark, and Lithuania, as well as in Finland.

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1940
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on July 23, 2013

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