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Finnish teenagers on the threshold

By Peter Marten, September 2011
Photos by Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Looking toward the future: Photographer Aki-Pekka Sinikoski’s lens finds teenagers on the borderline between childhood and adulthood. (See slideshow below for an uncropped version of this photo.)

The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki offers Aki-Pekka Sinikoski’s Finnish Teens, a gallery of shots showing teenagers on the threshold of independence (until October 16, 2011). See our slideshow below.

Sinikoski, 33, writes that “I began shooting the Finnish Teens series mainly so that I would not become friends with sorrow” after a death in the family. He says he’s interested in change, in “the borderline between childhood and adulthood, and the awakening identity” visible in teenagers trying to find themselves.

The photographer describes his show as a “colourful, gently humorous but sensitive photo document about the lives of Finnish teenagers,” where each picture tells a story and the individual stories also interlock. See if you agree.


Finnish teens


Click the first photo to begin the slideshow. "Next" and "Previous" buttons appear in the top corners when you roll your mouse over the photos.



More Finnish Teens on Aki-Pekka Sinikoski’s website.
Finnish Museum of Photography


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