Inari Tekla: Perinto/ Legacy

Inari Tekla

Publisher Aalto University

ISBN 9789522920171

Idea Code 15747

This photobook combines found images with poems and photographs by Finnish artist Tekla Inari. Divided into chapters, its narrative thread follows the story of a post-war Finnish family. According to the book’s creator, the old portrait photographs appearing on its pages were discovered at flea markets. Other images depict interiors, or the Finnish landscape. At its heart is the premise that war affects individuals long after the fighting has ceased, evoking complex emotions that are sometimes impossible to express. Those who lost their homes or were forced to flee may continue to feel like refugees, despite resettling elsewhere. Includes an essay by novelist Sirpa Kähkönen.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, hb, Finnish/English