Kati Lintonen
MA, doctoral student

THE IMAGE OF NATURE – The nature-landscape photograph and the conception of nature at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries as seen through the work of I. K. Inha.

The material for my forthcoming doctoral thesis in Art History at the University of Helsinki is the nature photographs of the author-journalist, translator and photographer I. K. Inha (1865-1930), and his writings on nature. The aim of the research is to examine the nature landscape and the conception of nature of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The primary question that I ask is: What kinds of narratives can we read into nature and the nature photograph? This research expands the investigation of nature landscape photographs by raising alongside nationalistic interpretations the ecological and philosophical contexts.


I. K. Inha. Muhos. Kirkon seutu. Ca. 1895. The Finnish Museum of Photography.


I. K. Inha. Salla. Hirveäkallio at Nivajärvi. 1892. The Finnish Museum of Photography.


I. K. Inha. Eno. Kaskenviertäjiä. 1893. The Finnish Museum of Photography.

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Kati Lintonen
Christina Institute for Women's Studies
PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38 E), FI-00014 Helsingin yliopisto