The Aho & Soldan Photo and Film Foundation sr, Helsinki, Finland was established in 2016.
It's landmark exhibition 'MOMENTS ' In the Building of A Nation' has been exhibited 2017/2018 e.g. at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Geneva and Nairobi as well as at the Parliament Building in Helsinki.
It's jubileum exhibition 'Focus Finland ' 3 X Aho & Soldan' was exhibited at Liljevalchs Art Hall in Stockholm in 2017 and Vaasa Art Hall in 2018.
The Foundation has been invited by Photo London www.photolondon.org as a Special Exhibitor to the Fair at the Somerset House in London 15-19 May 2019.
The Foundation presents three Masters of Photography, the pioneering photographers and filmmakers, Heikki Aho (1895-1961), Björn Soldan (1902-1953), Claire Aho (1925-2015).
HEIKKI AHO and BJÖRN SOLDAN were pioneers of Finnish photography and documentary film. In 1924 they established their legendary film company AHO & SOLDAN through which the Finnish documentary film tradition was born and produced well over 400 films. Their photographs are a reflection of the highest ambitions and utmost technical and aesthetical quality of their time.
Heikki´s daughter CLAIRE AHO – “The Grand Old Lady of Finnish Photography”, joined Aho & Soldan in the late 1940´s. Having opened her own commercial studio she became a pioneer of Finnish colour photography and was especially active in the 1950´s and 1960´s. Her last exhibition, Studio Works, in London was at The Photographers´ Gallery in 2013.