In the Neighbourhood

In the Neighbourhood (2013-14) is a portrait of seemingly idyllic neighbourhood in a working class district in Tampere. Beautiful facade of quaint gardens, charming houses hides steep unemploymency, social exclusion, and generational scars of recessions from 1990’s and 2008 financial crisis. 




Sakari Piippo (b. 1981) is a documentary photographer based in Helsinki, Finland.

He has his master's degree in Visual Journalism from the University of Tampere, and has also studied Visual Storytelling at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
His first book Eräitä huomioita Suomen poliittisesta järjestelmästä was released by Kosmos on September 2019.

Piippo concentrates in his work on building archives to serve as meeting places for utopian imaginations, enabling viewers to think and feel in new ways.

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