The Northern Photographic Centre is a regional photographic centre established in 1987 to operate in the Northern regions of Finland, Oulu district and Lapland.

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.




Director, curator, Darja Zaitsev, +358 40 187 4558, on family leave 19.5.2021–31.8.2022

Director, Antti Tenetz, 19.5.2021–31.8.2022, , +358 40 187 4558 

Producer, Taija Jyrkäs, +358 40 12 81 150



Board 2021

Chair Kati Leinonen

Vice chair Julia Heikkinen

Juuso Haarala

Sanna Krook

Antti J. Leinonen

Vesa Ranta