About us

What is photo north
Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte: Arctic Swell at the Northern Photographic Centre in 2022. Image by Jaani Föhr

The Northern Photographic Centre is a regional photographic Centre established in 1987 to operate in the Northern regions of Finland.

The main function of the photographic centre is to promote and develop photographic art and culture in the region. The centre organises exhibitions of Finnish and international photographic art. In addition to the exhibitions the Northern Photographic Centre organises and coordinates photography workshops, seminars and various projects exploring photographic art.

The activities of The Northern Photographic Centre are targeted for anyone interested in photography and visual culture.

Northern Photographic Centre’s office and galleries are located at Hallituskatu 7, Oulu.


Darja Zaitsev

Executive director, Curator
+358 40 187 4558

On a family leave 19.5.2021–31.8.2022

Antti Tenetz

Executive director, Curator
+358 40 187 4558

Taija Jyrkäs

+358 40 1281 150


Kati Leinonen (Chair Person)

Julia Heikkinen (vice Chair Person)

Antti J. Leinonen

Mari Mäkiranta

Karoliina Paatos

Vesa Ranta