Johanna Frigård
FT


johfri@utu.fi

+358 29 450 2788

+358 50 525 8304

Arcanuminkuja 1

Turku

Office: A310


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Areas of expertise
History of nude photography; modernism in photography in Finland; history of colour photography; visual culture studies

Biography

Since autumn 2022 I am working as a university teacher in Art History, Turku University. Before that I have been working in that post various periods between 2016–2020. In my research I focus on the changing meanings of colour in Finnish photography. Between 2012–2016 I was a free researcher and a project assistent of a film association. Before that I was an executive director of the VB Photographic Center in Kuopio in 2007–2011. My doctoral dissertation was in 2008, and my thesis was about modern ideals in Finnish nude photography 1900–1940. I had an opportunity to work on the thesis in the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki 1998–2000. After that I moved back to Turku and worked there in Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum 2001–2003 and as a part time art history teacher 2004–2007. Between 2003–2007 I was able to attend Nordic Network for the History and Aesthetics of Photography – Nordisk fotohistorisk forskningsnettverk.



Research

Currently I am examining the changing meanings of colour in Finnish photography and co-ordinating the Finnish part in a Nordic research project examining the history of female photographers. I have studied the biography of a photographer and film maker Björn Soldan (1902–1953) and the trends in Finnish art education after WW II. My doctoral dissertation was in 2008, and my thesis was about modern ideals in Finnish nude photography 1900–1940. I consider photographs as part of visual culture at large and contextualise them with social and cultural aspects as well as technical and material factors.


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