COVID-19 photo exhibition tells with images and stories how the coronavirus touches us all regardless of one’s age, life situation, or occupation.

The exhibition is commissioned by Ihmisoikeuskeskus (Human Rights Centre) and its patron is professor of practice Pekka Sauri from the University of Helsinki.

The exhibition is held from Jun 12th to July 31st, 2021, at the Temppeliaukio Church (Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki).


The twins from Ostrobothnia

In Ostrobothnia, I got to meet wonderful twin brothers who are like grown into each other. In all their specialness they are very amable, likeable, intelligent, and have a good sense of humour. Moreover, according to a some unspecified instance they are diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (which is not something that they would stress themselves). These dear men will soon be subject of a photo exhibition. I hope that the exhibition will resonate with the audience, lets one get closer to the humanness, and help in appreciating human diversity.

The exhibition is moved to April, 2021.
Venue: Villa Väinölä, Väinöläntie 4, Alajärvi

Patron of the exhibition is the mayor of Alajärvi, Vesa Koivunen.


I AM (MINÄ OLEN) photo exhibition aims to show the wholeness and intactness of a person even if some part of the body has been replaced with a prosthesis. Goal of the exhibition is to remove some of the obstacles of human encounter.

The exhibition is part of HERE IS THE MAN (KATSO IHMINEN®) concept by Johanna Kare raising questions about important but marginalised phenomena and people. Invalidiliitto is taking part in the exhibition, and its patron is the Speaker of the Parliament Anu Vehviläinen.

Coming at fall 2020 (Musiikkitalo, Mannerheimintie 13 A, Helsinki).


DON’T HIT (ÄLÄ LYÖ) photo exhibition tells about women experiencing family and domestic violence. Twenty women die each year as victims of domestic violence in Finland and the most insecure place is their own home. The exhibition is part of the Johanna Kare Photography Art Concept HERE IS THE MAN (“KATSO IHMINEN®”). The patron of the exhibition is Petteri Orpo.

The exhibition will be on display 18.9 – 5.10.2019 at Gallery Laterna Magica, Rauhankatu 7, 00170 Helsinki

GHOST OF THE GAME 15.4 – 7.5.2019

Known Finnish and international ice hockey players tell their story in this exhibition how life changed as a result of a brain injury caused by checking. Ghost Of The Game presents the story of the former NHL player and two-time Stanley Cup winner Daniel Carcillo.

The patron of the exhibition is the multiple world champion of sailing Sari Multala. Sponsored by Finnish Ice Hockey Players SJRY, Swedish Player Association SICO, Alpo Suhonen, Mehiläinen Oy and Aivovammaliitto ry

TOUCH ME 14.-27.2.2019, Sanomatalo Helsinki

TOUCH ME exhibition tells the thoughts of loneliness

The Sanomatalo Hallway Gallery is featuring on 14-27 February photographer Johanna Kare’s exhibition TOUCH ME (KOSKETA MINUA). The exhibition has been implemented together with HelsinkiMission. The exhibition is hosted by Annika Saarikko, Minister of Family and Basic Services.

Johanna Kare’s (b. 1965) “Kosketa minua” -exhibition reveals the basic need of man to be faced. Kare presents a collection of black and white photographs at the exhibition. In the texts related to the images, the people share their thoughts and perceptions of cohesion,
externality, loneliness – human feelings that unite us despite our apparent diversity.

TOUCH ME is part of the Johanna Kare HERE IS THE MAN (KATSO IHMINEN®) exhibition concept that highlights socially important, often marginal or forgotten phenomena and people.



3.9. – 30.11.2018 – Hotel Katajanokka, Merikasarminkatu 1, Helsinki.

Minuunkin sattui, 26.3.2018 Sanomatalo – Helsinki

It hurt me too (Minuunkin sattui) exhibition consists of personal pictures and stories that tell about the consequences and survival of bullying. These pictures constitute an impressive appeal against bullying. The Ministry of Education and Culture supports the exhibition and Minister Sampo Terho acts as its patron. The stories are written by Pia Warvas

LOTTA 9.9.-19.9.2017, Sanomatalo – Helsinki

The LOTTA exhibition was part of the Finland 100 celebrations. The official patron of the exhibition is Mrs Jenni Haukio, spouse of the President of Finland.

Street Sparrows 2016 – 2018

  • Library of Parliament, Helsinki, November 2016
  • The Salvation Army Temple, Helsinki, October 2016
  • The Cathedral Crypt, Helsinki, July 2016