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Christina
of the Year
2009
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Gloria Culture
Award

2009
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The Finest
Finnish Books

2008
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State Award
for Children`s
Culture 2006
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The Culture Award
of Finnish Medical
Society
Duodecimin
2006
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Young Photographer
of the Year

2005



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Christina
of the Year
2009
____

Gloria Culture
Award

2009
____

The Finest
Finnish Books

2008
____

State Award
for Children`s
Culture 2006
____

The Culture Award
of Finnish Medical
Society
Duodecimin
2006
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Young Photographer
of the Year

2005




























































































































































































































































































































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THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD -BOOK
ORDER THE BOOK WITH
INSCRIPTION OF THE ARTIST


THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
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THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD EXHIBIT
TOUCHES THE AUDIENCE IN FRANKFURT
, GERMANY
AUSSTELLUNGSHALLE 26.9.–19.10.2014


AUSSTELLUNGSHALLE
THE EMBASSY OF FINLAND IN BERLIN

Open
from Tuesday to Friday 2 p.m. –8 p.m.
from Saturday to Sunday 2 p.m.–6 p.m.

The creator of the exhibit, artist and social educator Miina Savolainen
and one of the loveliest girls in the world Ann-Mari Anttila will
guide visitors through the exhibition October 8 – 13, 2014.

Miina Savolainen and Imbi Paju

in Frankfurt Book Affair 10.10.2014, 14 P.M.
as part of Finnland Cool -theme.

Program:

- Artist Miina Savolainen in Guest of Honour Pavilion Frankfurt Book
  Fair, Friday 10 October from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Finnland Cool!

- A guided tour by artist Miina Savolainen and Ann-Mari Anttila,
  Saturday October 11 from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ausstellungshalle.

- A guided tour by artist Miina Savolainen, Sunday October 12
from 12  a.m. to 2 p.m. Ausstellungshalle.
 
- A lecture by artist Miina Savolainen:
  October 13, 14-17 p.m. Ausstellungshalle.

”The Loveliest Girl in The World” - To become visible.
A decade-long photography project about mistreated girls.
Empowering Photography - The dialogic gaze as a therapeutic
and pedagogic means. Artist Miina Savolainen will discuss
the touching story of the project with an introduction
to the method of empowering photography.


Free entrance!


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GUEST OF HONOUR 2014
FRANKFURT BOOK AFFAIR
FRANKFURTER BUCHMESSE
FINLAND MAKES FRANKFURT COOL
PRESS RELIEF GERMANY


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THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD EXHIBITION
ARRIVED TO EUROPE FROM NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
BUDAPEST,
PRÓFÉTA GALÉRIA 23 MARCH – 26 APRIL 2013.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
PRÓFÉTÁ GALÉRIA
THE FINNISH INSTITUTE IN BUDAPEST
THE EXHIBITION IN FACEBOOK
THE VERNISSAGE
THE EXHIBITION IN LA FEMME MAGAZINE
THE EXHIBITION IN EVÀ MAGAZINE
THE EXHIBITIPON IN HUNGARIAN TV
 
THE PUBLIC LECTURE OF THE FINAL WEEK
THE GUIDING OF THE LECTURE


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WASHINGTON POST:

"The 120 photos in "The Loveliest Girl in the World" depict not
just the grandeur of the Finnish wilderness and the subjects
fairy-tale scenarios. They also show the process of gaining trust and confidence.
The photographs represent the appeal of a modern
fairy-tale moral: that people can take real strength from their invented selves."

READ WASHINGTON POST REVIEW


THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD EXHIBIT
TOUCHES THE AUDIENCE IN
WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES
The Embassy of Finland,  Washington D.C.
"These images are so extraordinary. Reflective, beautiful, prophetic.
I see the tones of pain, courage and hope reflected in some of the
most profound images I have seen. The essence of each lovely girl
seeps through the photograph. I am moved by the relationship between
the photographer and each girl. The physical settings
are imaginative and speak of another world. "

READ THE FEEDBACK FROM TOUCHED AMERICAN AUDIENCE
READ THE EXTRACTS FROM AMERICAN MEDIA
EXHIBITION IN FACEBOOK
 
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FINNISH TV NEWS FROM THE EXHIBIT – WATCH
INTERVIEWES OF THE AMERICAN AUDIENCE
EXHIBITION NEWS (0.13.10 min)
EXHIBITION NEWS (0.24.00 min)
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FOTOWEEK NEWS 1
FOTOWEEK NEWS 2
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REVIEWES:

PINK LINE PROJECT
EXAMINER
SWEDISH SCENE
WASHINGTON DIPLOMAT
HUFFINGTON POST
WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
WASHINGTON POST

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MIINA SAVOLAINEN´S TALK AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,
NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 10, 5–8 p.m.
"The Loveliest Girl in the World and the method of Empowering Photography".
DEUTSCHES HAUS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
420 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027
GENERAL CONSULATE OF FINLAND IN NEW YORK
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY


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THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD -EXHIBIT
IN OTTAWA, CANADA CAME AT THE END.

SUSSEX GALLERY, OLD CITY HALL
111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Ontario
EXHIBITION IN FACEBOOK
WOMEN´S WORLDS WEBSITE
WEBSITE OF THE EMBASSY OF FINLAND IN CANADA


WATCH THE SPEECH OF THE ARTIST
ARTIST´S SPEECH IN WOMEN´S WORLDS 2011

THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
-EXHIBIT IN FACEBOOK
LOOK AT THE PICTURES FROM THE EXHIBIT

THE EXHIBITION ON CANADIAN CALENDARS OF EVENTS

OTTAWA EVENT LISTING
OTTAWA INFORMATION GUIDE
OTTAWA CITIZEN
OTTAWA START
EVENTFUL
PHOTO LIFE
ART ENGINE

  STATE AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S CULTURE
TO MIINA SAVOLAINEN
NEWS


A COMMENT FROM THE EXHIBIT´S
GUEST BOOK FROM OTTAWA:
”Dear Miina, I am so very proud of you. Your art, your support of girls
and women, I can´t explain all of the emotions I feel for your work.
Please let all of your models know how beautiful they are and what
a priviledge
bestowed upon them to be such an important
part of art history and women´s history.”
ANTOINETTE ZLOTY
CONGRESS OF BLACK WOMEN OF CANADA

 


“Mystic. Comforting. Amazingly beautiful.
These adjectives fit well to the bestseller book The Loveliest Girl In The World.
In these enchanting photographs the girls are dressed up as mythical spirits of the forest
who roam in the Finnish nature like misty angels. These photographs
have been said to comfort broken hearts.”

EEVA MAGAZINE

“The Loveliest Girl in the World is a stunningly beautiful book.
In these fantasy-like pictures young women reveal the most hidden and
fragile sides of themselves. There are no problem children
in foster homes but fairies.”

CITY
MAGAZINE

In this recently published book Ann-Maria has been photographed throughout
1998-2006. From a scared young girl she has grown up to be a woman who looks boldly
into the world. “I wouldn’t be the same person without this project. Every single
photoshoot made me stronger. The photographs allowed me to look and love myself.”

HELSINGIN SANOMAT
MAGAZINE

“ A fantastic photography book! This epic book is astonishing
and breathtaking. The pictures are like a fantasy, but they are real.
Material choices are successful and printing work is near perfect.
The Loveliest Girl in the world is the most perfect photography book
I have ever seen - and it is a part of an even greater project.”

AGI
MAGAZINE

“ Savolainen wished to create this book as well as she could without
any compromises and so she did. This 200 page book is also decorated by artwork
of graphic artist Pia Lång. The text is also in English. Finishing touch is first class.”

TALOUSELÄMÄ
MAGAZINE

“The last year’s leading figure is Miina Savolainen. The Loveliest Girl
in the World shows children’s house girls, as they wanted to be seen.
This book combining photography and metal graphic
technique is a unique work of art.”

KAMERALEHTI
MAGAZINE

“Last year’s most touching art book must be here. I wish all foster
home kids could be pictured like this. This way there could be a few
more healthy souls in the world.”

ILKKA
MAGAZINE

“The beauty in the book is not just the surface which we are used to see
in advertisements. There is more than a hint of soul and wildness,
which we can see in the pictured girls and Finnish nature. You could
buy this piece of work for the sake of its amazing photographs or just
to experience the greatness of it’s graphic works. It’s a multi-art piece,
which was created from an urge to do something important
and beautiful. It’s captive and wonderful.”

MAASEUDUN TULEVAISUUS
MAGAZINE

“About ten years ago Miina Savolainen began photographing girls
from children’s houses in roles that the girls themselves got to choose.
The result was self-esteem and control of life and the method was
named empowering photography. Printmaker Pia Lång’s and
graphic designer Minna Luoma’s mesmerising work
honour the ethical content of the book.”

GLORIA
MAGAZINE

“The Loveliest Girl In The World is a deliciously beautiful art book
that holds a fantasy world of deep feelings, that takes you into other
dimensions, into mythical stories. The greatest value still lies in
it’s content: it’s the sensitive and brave story of ten girls
who grew up in children houses.”

APU
MAGAZINE

“The Loveliest Girl in the World is a book that also takes an adult
into the empowering world of fairytale for a moment. Photographer and art
educator Miina Savolainen’s pictures and stories of young women who have
grown up in children’s houses are touching. The way that
the girls are pictured is so real and so sensitive,
it is hard to watch them without crying.”

MEIDÄN PERHE
MAGAZINE

The Jade’s Favourite: “The Loveliest Girl in the World is an art book
that you have to feel and gaze for a long time.”

JADE
MAGAZINE

“These sore, beautiful, fragile and strong photographs move you on the pages
of the book. Pictures that Savolainen has shot provide peace and presence. There are
dreamlike peaks, rivers, cliffs, rocks and moonlight that call you to revisit the book’s pages
again and again. Pia Lång’s delicate etching work gives the book’s
dark pages a new dimension.”

KIRKKO&KAUPUNKI
MAGAZINE

“Probably the most touching thing in The Loveliest Girl In The World is that every girl
is truly beautiful and here, beauty doesn’t mean just the ideal beauty of our culture.
Miina Savolainen has caught the depth of girls - everyone´s right to be seen
as beautiful, good and true – loving and beloved.”

SANA
MAGAZINE

“The Loveliest Girl In The World is a different art book for a family.
It is a carefully crafted complete work of art where fabulous and great photographs
by Miina Savolainen and handmade graphic art by printmaker Pia Lång with
‘the loveliest touch in the world’ go together.”

KESKIPOHJALAINEN
MAGAZINE

“The Loveliest Girl In The World is an outstanding
piece of photography art.”

NYKYPAIVA
MAGAZINE