Toivo Hanimäki, (FI) is selected for 

NAN Darkroom Exchange 2024 at BKN. 

The Nordic Analog Network (NAN) is an artist-in-residence program between analog photography darkrooms in the Nordic countries with funding by Nordic Culture Point, The Nordic Council of Ministers and others. The selected artists will be paid a fee of 900€ which is aimed to cover the artist's travel costs, material costs and living expenses during the three-week period of residency. 

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The exhibition, "Map of Fog", will open 
at Photo North Gallery in Oulu, Finland on 15 June 2024, it is his largest solo exhibition to date. Photo North is the leading photography gallery in Northern Finland. The NAN/BKN residency is focusen on printing the works for the exhibition. 

Heinimäki use both analogue and digital methods. The main materials used  are gelatin silver prints, c-type prints and nkjet prints on copy paper. I work in a collage-like manner, constantly photographing new material and using both my own existing image archive and freely available found archives. He processes images in various ways  – making prints in  traditional and experimental techniques, scanning, re-printing etc.” TH

” I’m a visual artist specializing in photography & small publishing. My work is inspired by people’s relationship with both other people and the environment. I recycle images, themes and emotional states from one project to another and back again. I’m the founder Utu Press small publishing house that specializing in experimental photography. I’m a member of the Union of Photographic Artists in Finland. I have had 6 solo exhibitions in Finland and I have participated in several group exhibitions abroad.” TH

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Darkroom Exchange NAN @ BKN.  The residency program runs for a two-year period from the spring 2023 until the end of 2024. It is coordinated by CYAN Studio in Oslo, Norway and Finnish Darkroom Association in Helsinki, Finland.  Two Open Calls are part of NAN darkroom exchange, first in 2022 and the second in 2023,  a total of 20 artists will be selected. The artists will travel for a three-week period to work in a darkroom in another Nordic country.

Works from portfolio of Toivo Heinimäki NAN Exchange artist at BKN. Portrait of TH by Aleina Grom

Björkö Darkrooms - part of The Not for Profit Organization Björkö Konstnod
Curator BKN: Anna Viola Hallberg (

Darkrooms technician: Patricio Salinas (

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Members of NAN Darkrooms ----------------------

Silver Lab, Denmark

VK3, Denmark

Mörk & Värinä, Finland

Luovake, Finland

SÍM, Iceland

Cyan, Norway

Isotop, Norway

LKV, Norway

Saga Photo Centre, Norway

BKN/Björkö Darkrooms, Sweden

We are situated in the Northern Stockholm Archipelago

Simpnäsvägen 739 SE-764 53 Björkö, SWEDEN

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