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Whether taken in Turkey, India, or Italy, the photographs of Pentti Sammallahti are imbued with the cool northern darkness of his native Finland. The artist started taking photographs at age 11, inspired by his grandmother Hildur Larsson, a Swedish-born newspaper photographer. His black-and-white images have a supernatural stillness, showing nature eroded by civilization, but without setting the players against one another and without judgment. As such, animals frequently appear in his work, especially dogs. His documentary approach has influenced a generation of photographers, and earned him the respect of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who selected Sammallahti as one of his 100 favorite photographers.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Beyond the WindK.O.N.G. gallery, SEOUL, KOREA
Beyond The Wind - Pentti SammallahtiK.O.N.G. Gallery
2019
Pentti Sammallahti: When Winter ReignsThe Photographers' Gallery | Print Sales
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Varanasi, India, 1999

Silver Gelatin
4 × 6 in
10.2 × 15.2 cm
Under $1,000
Location
Santa Fe
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Medium
Price ranges of small photographs by Pentti Sammallahti
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$900–$1,050
This work
$0
$3,150+

Whether taken in Turkey, India, or Italy, the photographs of Pentti Sammallahti are imbued with the cool northern darkness of his native Finland. The artist started taking photographs at age 11, inspired by his grandmother Hildur Larsson, a Swedish-born newspaper photographer. His black-and-white images have a supernatural stillness, showing nature eroded by civilization, but without setting the players against one another and without judgment. As such, animals frequently appear in his work, especially dogs. His documentary approach has influenced a generation of photographers, and earned him the respect of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who selected Sammallahti as one of his 100 favorite photographers.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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