Street Level Photoworks took part in a panel discussion as part of the opening week of the first-ever Helsinki Darkroom Festival in February 2022. The president of the Finnish Darkroom Association, Katri Lassila, hosted two panel discussions with analogue organisations and festivals around the world.
In the Analog Festivals Panel, representatives from analogueNOW!, Experimentalphotofestival, Revela’T and Rotlicht Festival come together to discuss the emergence of a number of festivals focused on analogue photography in recent years. The panel looks at the reasons for organising events and festivals around analogue photography while keeping an eye on the future of the recently emerged rhizome of associations in the field.
In the All Things Analog Panel, Katri is joined by representatives from Analog Forever Magazine, CYAN, Kalamari Klub and Street Level Photoworks to discuss all things analogue – publishing, exhibiting, running residency programs and of course operating darkrooms. The panel represents a multitude of perspectives, coming together to think about the robust possibilities for all things analog in the future.
Representing Street Level, Iseult Timmermans (Education and Development Coordinator) and Tiu Makkonen (Facility Assistant)