Arno Rafael Minkkinen









2009       Lahti, Finland: Lahti Art Museum.

               HOMEWORK: Suomen Kuvat/The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008.  

2008       Winnipeg, Canada: Winnipeg Art Gallery.  SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

               Reggio Emilia, Italy: Palazzo Municipale.  SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

               Helsinki, Finland: Galerie Anhava.


               HOMEWORK: Suomen Kuvat/The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008.

               Paris, France: Galerie Agathe Gaillard.

               Atlanta, Georgia: Fay Gold Gallery.

               San Francisco, California: Cavallo Point.

2007       New York: Barry Friedman Ltd.

               Four Decades of Self-Portraits.

               Salo, Finland: Salo Art Museum.

 SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

2006       Lianzhou (Guangdong Province) China: 2nd Lianzhou International Photo Festival.

 SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

               Bratislava, Slovakia: Palace of Art, Month of Photography.

 SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

               Bucharest, Romania: Museum of Contemporary Art.

 SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

   Quimper, Brittany: Mai-Photographies.

   Galerie Saluden: Le Corps Du Photographe.

2005       Lincoln, Massachusetts: De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park.

   SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty-Five Years of Photographs.

   Boston: Selections from SAGA. Robert Klein Gallery.

   New York: Vintage Photographs. Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

2003       New York: Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

2002       Boston: Robert Klein Gallery.


2001       Arno Rafael Minkkinen: trente ans d’autoportraits.


               Caen, France: Église Saint Georges, Musée de Normandie. Retrospective.
               Santa Fe, New Mexico: Photo-Eye Gallery. Never in the Viewfinder.
2000       Aspen, Colorado: Joel Soroka Gallery.
               Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

               Retrospective in the exhibition: “The Body as an Expression of the   


1999       Torino, Italy: Photo & Co. Frequent Flyer.

1998       Paris: Mois de la Photo; Helsinki: Gallen Kallela Museum.


               Ten Minutes Past Midnight.


               Prague: American Cultural Center. Body & Photography.
               New York: Barry Friedman Ltd. High Noon.

               Luxembourg: Galerie Clairefontaine. Body Land.

1996       Paris: Galerie Nathalie Emprin. Reindeer in the Canyon.
               Milano: Il Diaframma.
               Tuscany: Castello Fortezza, Montalcino. Retrospective.

• Waterline touring retrospective:          

• Charleroi, Belgium: Musée de la Photographie.

• Odense, Denmark: Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik.

            • Sundsvall, Sweden: Sundsvall Museet.

1995    • Caen, France: L’Artothèque de Caen and Musée de Normandie.

• Lausanne, Switzerland: Musée de l’Élysée;

• Pori, Finland: Pori Art Museum. Retrospective. Waterline.

               Amsterdam: Braggiotti Gallery.
               Oslo: Fotogalleriet.
               Helsinki: Laterna Magica.
               Grenoble, France: Arthothèque de Grenoble.
               New York: Houk Friedman Gallery.
1994       London: Akehurst Gallery.
               Brittany: Galerie Imagerie / Centre Jean Savidan, Lannion, France.
1993       Toulouse: Galerie du Château d’Eau.
               Tarbes, France: Le Parvis de Tarbes.
1992       Prague: Prague House of Photography.
               Cincinnati: Images Center of Photography. Spirit Level.

1991       Nice: Museum of Modern Art. Retrospective: Finnice.

               Antibes: Galerie Suzel Berna. Finnice.
               Barcelona: Centre d’Art Santa Monica. Primordial Image.
               Joensuu, Finland: Galeria Luukku. Ever Since Apeiron

               Jacksonville, Florida: Available Light Gallery.
1990      Turku, Finland: Peri Center of Photography.
1989      Providence: Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College.
1988      Paris: Galerie Viviane Esders. 15 Years in Front of My Camera.
              Finland: Oulu Art Museum.

1986      Pori, Finland: Pori Art Museum. Mattomies.

              Paris: Galerie Viviane Esders.

1984      Paris: Galerie Viviane Esders.

              Reims, France: Maison de la Culture.

              Helsinki:  Photographic Museum of Finland.         

1983      Boston: Robert Klein Gallery. Father & Son.

1982      Seattle: Yuen Lui Gallery.   

1979      Amsterdam: Canon Photo Gallery.

              Andover, Massachusetts: Addison Gallery of American Art. Frostbite.

1976      Stockholm: Fotografiska Museet at Moderna Museet.

1974      Helsinki, Finland: Photographic Museum of Finland.

1973      Copenhagen: Gallery for Creative Photography. White Underpants.

1972      Tucson, Arizona: Apeiron Traveling Exhibition. Spectrum Gallery.

              New York: Soho Photo Gallery. Freemale.



2007     Paris: Paris Photo. Robert Klein Gallery, Galerie Anhava.

       Berlin: Art Forum Berlin. Galerie Anhava.

       New York: Phillips de Pury & Company,

       C International Photo Magazine exhibition.

       Odense, Denmark: Museet for Fotokunst. Brandts Klædefabrik.

       Malmö, Sweden: Malmö Museet.

       Fotografi i Fokus Festival.

       Paris: Paris Art Fair 4. Sonia Zannettacci Gallery.

       Brussels: Brussels Art Fair. Galerie Anhava.

2006     Palm Beach, Florida: Contemporary Art Fair. Barry Friedman Ltd.

       Paris: Paris Photo. Robert Klein Gallery.

LA: Photo La. Susan Spiritus Gallery.

New York: AIPAD show. Barry Friedman Ltd., Robert Klein Gallery.

Kristiansund, Norway: Nordic Light Festival.

Charlotte, North Carolina: The Light Factory.

ID: An Exploration of Self-Portraiture in Photography.

2005     Paris: Paris Photo. Robert Klein Gallery.

             Paris: Three Finnish Artists. La Ferronnerie Galerie.

             Helsinki: Finnish Museum of Photography. To Look or To See

 Atlanta, Georgia: Fay Gold Gallery.

 New York: Sotheby’s. In-Motion Justice for All Women Auction.

             New York: Self-Exposure. Clamp Art Gallery.

 New York: AIPAD show. Robert Klein Gallery.

2004     Palm Beach Contemporary Art Fair. Barry Friedman Ltd.

 Andover, Massachusetts: Addison Gallery of American Art.

 Physical Presence: Photographs from the Collection.

 Manchester, New Hampshire: Currier Gallery of Art. Recent Selections.

 New York: AIPAD show. Robert Klein Gallery.

 Chicago: Art Chicago. Barry Friedman Ltd.

 Paris: Tuleries Art Fair, Le Caroussel du Louvre. Barry Friedman Ltd.

 Piacenza, Italy: Fotosintensi. Photography Festival at Chiesa di S. Agostino.

2003     Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts.

 In Celebration of Light: Photographs from the Cherye and Jim Pierce       


             New York. Art of the 20th Century. 67th Armory. Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

             New York. Modernism Show. 67th Armory. Barry Friedman Ltd.

             New York: Christie’s.  Garland Appeal Auction.  Sir Paul McCartney.

             Atlanta: High Museum. “Fast/Forward: Aperture at 50”.

             Paris: Paris Photo. Le Caroussel du Louvre. Robert Klein Gallery.

             Paris: Musée desArts Decoratifs. Le Caroussel du Louvre. Barry Friedman Ltd.

 St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Art Museum. Poetry of Water.

             Chicago: Art Chicago. Barry Friedman Ltd.

             Boston: Photographic Resource Center Benefit Auction.

             New York: Armory Show. Photography. Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

             New York: Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg. 10th Soho Partnership Auction.
             New York: AIPAD show. Robert Klein Gallery.

 Denver, Colorado: Denver Art Museum.

 An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital.

2002     Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State Art Museum.

             Subjectivity: Photographs of Themselves. Stéphane Janssen Collection.

             Monaco: International Aids Auction.

             New York: Armory Show. (BF)

             New York: Hugo Boss 5th Avenue. Zoom at 30.

             New York: Burden Gallery. Fast/Forward: Aperture at 50.

             New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery. Naked in the Landscape.

             Claremont-Ferrand, France: Photography Festival.

             Miami, Florida: Art Miami. Barry Friedman Ltd.

             Zurich: Art Fair. La Ferronnerie Galerie.
             Brescia, Italy: Museum Ken Damy.

2001  Glasgow, Scotland: Gallery of Modern Art. Typical Men.
          Odense, Denmark: Museet for Fotokunst. Brandts Klaedefabrik. Hall of    


          Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou.
          New York: AIPAD show. Robert Klein Gallery.

          New York: Various venues. Aperture at 50.

Omaha, Nebraska:  Joslyn Museum; Wilmington, Delaware: Delaware Art       

          Museum.  An American Century of Photography: Dry-Plate to Digital. 
          Boston: Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Selections from the Collection.
          Nottingham, England: Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham.

 Typical Men.
           Glasgow, Scotland: Gallery of Modern Art. Typical Men.

2000   Lausanne, Switzerland: “Century of the Body”. Musée de l’Élysée.
           Lincoln, Massachusetts: “Photography in Boston”. DeCordova Museum.
           Kerava, Finland: “In the Spirit of the Masters”. Kerava Art Museum.

           Kansas City, Kansas: Nelson-Atkins Museum; Seattle, Washington:

 Seattle Art Museum. An American Century of Photography: Dry-Plate to         

           Paris: Musée national de la Marine. désirs de rivages
           Paris: Passage de Retz. Narcisse blessé.
           Rockport, Maine: Maine Coast Artists. Photographing Maine: 1840-2000.
1999   Paris: Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Self-portraits.
           Arizona: Center for Creative Photography. Bodies of Work.

1998   New York: Modernism & Photography, 67th Street Armory. Barry Friedman Ltd. 

           Skopelos, Greece: Skopelos Center of Photography. Body Icons
           Berlin: Galerie Bodo Nieman. Water.

           Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou. Ficcions intimes.

           Barcelona: “Private ficcions”. Fundacion Joan Miro, Parc de Montjuic.

           Lisbon: “Water Proof”, Belém Cultural Center.

1997   Paris: Bibliothéque Nationale. Photographie au present.
           Montréal: Musée des Beaux-Arts. The Body in the Lens.
1996   New York: Thread Waxing Space. Hands in Context.

           Washington, D.C.: Washington Center for Photography. Bathers.
           New York: Houk Friedman Gallery.

1995   Talant, France: Cellier de Talant. Six Finnish Photographers.
           Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland State University. Body of Evidence.
           Boston: Robert Klein Gallery. Water.

1994   Japan: Five-museum traveling exhibition throughout Japan.

 Air Water Earth: Focus on Finnish Art.
           Boston: Museum of Fine Arts Boston.  Water.

           Lannion, France: Galerie Imagerie, Centre Jean Savidan.
           Arles: Cour de L’Archevêché, 25th Rencontres d’Arles Festival. Slide        


1993   Rome: L’Acquario Romano. Anthologia Della Fotografia Finlandese.

           Mougins, France: Musée de la Photographie. 

        La Collection Photographique de la Fondation VincentVan Gogh.

 1992  Paris: Première Photo, Galerie Agnes B.
           Paris: Galerie Suzel Berna. New Work with Women.
           Kerava, Finland: Kerava Art Museum. Finnice.
1991   Boston: Boston Center for the Arts. NEA Regional Grant Awards.
           London: Portfolio Gallery.

1990   acksonville, Florida: University of North Florida. From Fact to Symbol.
           Köln: “Selections 5”, Polaroid Collection. Photokina.
1989   Arles: Fondation Vincent Van Gogh.
           Antibes: Galerie Suzel Berna.  

 Three Masters of the Surreal. (with Ralph Gibson and Eikoh Hosoe).
           Arles: Theatre Antique. The History of the Nude.
           Grand Rapids: Grand Rapids Art Museum. Six Ideas in Photography.
           Brussels: French Cultural Center; Paris: Beaunord; Lausanne: Musée de     


 Cliches: Le Choix des Sens.
1988   Paris: Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris. Splendor & Misery of the    

           Lyon:  Galerie Vrais Rêves; Caen: National Theater of Normandy;  

       Berlin: French Cultural Center. Le Voir en Liberté.
           Köln: Photokina. Selections 4, Polaroid Collection.

 Edinburgh: Stills Gallery; London: The Photographer’s Gallery; Dublin: 

 The Gallery of Photography. Behold the Man: The Male Nude in Photography.

           New York: Burden Gallery. Swimmers.
           Houston, Texas: Houston FotoFest. Minne: A History of Finnish Photography.

           Sheboygan, Michigan: The John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

 Alternate Image III: Visual Paradox.  

       Paris: Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris. Imagerie de Michel  

1987   Madrid:  Circulo de Bellas Artes.

1986   Kuopio, Finland: Victor Barsokevitch Museum.

1986   Pori, Finland: Pori Art Museum. Pori/Paris.

1985   Köln: Photokina.

1984   Champagne-Ardenne: Musée Rimbaud. Images/Imaginés

           Santa Barbara, California: Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Photography as     


1982   Birmingham, Michigan: Halsted Gallery; New York: Marcuse Pfeiffer Gallery.

 The Male Nude.

1978   Stockholm: Fotografiska Museet at Moderna Museet. Tusen Och En Bild.


Monographs and Curated Anthologies

2005     SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty Years of Photographs.

       Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

1999   Body Land, (Motta, Milan, 1997; Nathan, Paris, 1988), Smithsonian   

           Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
1998   Ten Minutes Past Midnight, Musta Taide, Helsinki, Finland.
1994   The Waterline Portfolio, Aperture Foundation.  

1994   Waterline, Marval, Paris; Otava, Helsinki; Aperture, New York.
          Grand Prix du Livre, 25th Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival.

1993  Elegant Intimacy, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland. 

          With J. H. Lartigue and Sally Mann. Also Harry Callahan, Emmet Gowin,

Claude Batho, Yves Tremorin, Roman Vishniac, and Alfred Stieglitz.
1981  New American Nudes: Recent Trends & Attitudes, Morgan & Morgan,

Dobbs Ferry, NY.

MIT Creative Photography Gallery.
1978   Frostbite, Morgan & Morgan, Dobbs Ferry, New York.


Selected Books, Catalogs, Magazines, Reviews in Print, and Anthologies

2008     HOMEWORK Suomen Kuvat The Finnish Photographs of Arno Rafael Minkkinen.

Like Publishing, Helsinki.

2007     C International Photo Magazine, London. Portfolio.

Musée de l’Élysée, a Museum for Photography. Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Helsinki School / New Photography by TaiK. Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany.

       Morten Lofberg, “Finsk fototeater”. Dagbladet Magasinet, Oslo, Norway.

       Ralph Nykvist, “Ständigt Närvarande”. FOTO, Sweden. Portfolio.

       Photograph, Shenzhen, China. Portfolio.

       Morten Lofberg, “Ikke drep krokodillen!” Fotofrafi., Norway. Portfolio.

          One Shot Each, Humor belyst af 100 fotografer,

Museet for Fotokunst Brandts, Odense, Denmark.

Finn Thrane, One Shot Each: Humor in 100 Photographs, Katalog,

Journal of Photography & Video, Museet for Fotokunst Brandts, Odense,      


       Play Magazine, The Sunday New York Times. “Climb Like a Girl.”

       America’s best female rock climbers.

       Photography 9th edition. Barbara London, Jim Stone, and John Upton, editors.

Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

       Kamera, Finland. Portfolio.

Suomen Kuvalehti, Helsingin Sanomat, Turun Sanomat, Kulttuuri Haitari, Kodin Kuvalehti:

       Salo Art Museum exhibition reviews for SAGA.

       Arnold Newman, ed. by Philip Brookman. Taschen, Köln.

       Portrait by Arnold Newman of Arno Rafael Minkkinen.

2006     Arsis, Finland.

       Kasino A4, Helsinki, Finland.

Nicolaie Ardelean, “SAGA Lui”. Photo Magazine, Romania. Portfolio.

Time Out Bucharest, Romania.

Mesiac Fotografie, Bratislava.

Robert Pujade, “Jeux d’Espace dans la Photographie Fantastique.”

University of Aix-en-Provence.

Libris Magazine, Finland. Portfolio.

Rodeo Magazine. Milan.

       Braathens, In-Flight Magazine, Norway.

In-Flight, Air France Magazine, Cultural Horizons.

       Monterey Magazine. Monterey, California.

       Photo Eye Booklist, Santa Fe.

       Art New England. Spotlight review for SAGA.

       Snoecks. Belgium.

       Cité de la Musique, Paris. Sacré et Profane.

       Vision Magazine. China. Portfolio.

2005     The Polaroid Book. Taschen, Köln.

       Self-Exposure. Reed Massengill, editor. Rizzoli/Universe, New York.

       The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Oxford.

       The Photography Book. Phaidon, London.

       Grace Glueck, The New York Times. Tibor de Nagy Gallery review.

       The Boston Globe. Mark Feeney review of SAGA at DeCordova Museum.

2004     Michel Tournier, Journal extime. Gallimard, Paris, 2004. Cover.

          Henry Horenstein, Black & White Photography: A Basic Manual, 3rd Ed.

       Agni Literary Magazine. Boston University. Portfolio.

          Ivana Brezovac, “Arno Rafael Minkkinen”. Portfolio and essay.

RePhoto. Belgrade, Serbia, and Montenegro. Portfolio.

       Michael Amy, Art in America. Tibor de Nagy Gallery review.

2003    Roberta Smith, The New York Times. Review of Tibor de Nagy exhibition.

Michel Houellebecq, Platform. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2003. Cover.

          Self-portraits in the XXth Century. Editions Diane de Selliers, Paris.

          Protzman, Ferdinand, Contemporary Landscape Photography.

National Geographic Books.

          In Celebration of Light: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye & Jim    


          Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii.

       EXIT. #10. Madrid. Self-portraits.

       Gretchen Garner, Disappearing Witness: Change in 20th Century American    

          Photography. John Hopkins University Press.

          8 jours ou l’art d’interpréter les temps. Jaeger-LeCoultre exhibition   


           Writing on Air. Ed. by D. Rothenberg & W. Pryor. MIT Press.  Cover.

 2002  Meridiani. “Finlandia.” Arno Rafael Minkkinen & Arto Passilinna.

Oceans. Sotheby’s auction catalog.  National Resources Defense Council.

           Aperture at 50, Aperture, New York, 2002.

           Zoom at 30. 30th anniversary edition sponsored by Hugo Boss, New York.      

           UP, Peter Gabriel.

2001   Charles Bowden, Blues for Cannibals: The Notes from Underground and

           Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America.  Farrar, Straus, Giroux.     


           Katalog. Summer 2001. “Hall of Mirrors, Variants of the Self-portrait”.             

           Paris Photo (April/May, 2001), “Une Histoire Finlandaise”, plus Cover.
           Writing on Water. Ed. by David Rothenberg. MIT Press.  Cover.

           Typical Men (recent photography of the male body by men).  Ed. by     

           Michael Worton, Judith Sill. Djanogly Art Gallery, Univ. of Nottingham.  

           Hope Magazine. Spring/No.26.  Cover.

2000   désirs de rivages, 1ére biennale international de la photographie maritime,

           Musée national de la Marine, Paris.

           Narcisse blessé, Autoportraits contemporains, 1970–2000.

Passage de Retz, Paris. Curated by Jean-Michel Ribettes.
           James Meek, The Museum of Doubt. Canongate Books, London. Cover.

           Ewing, William, The Century of the Body, Photoworks 1900–2000,  

           Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, Thames & Hudson, London.

           Photographing Maine, 1840–2000, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Maine.   

           House Beautiful. De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park spot review.
           Photography in Boston: 1955–1985. Edited by Rachel Lafo and Gillian Nagler.

           DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. MIT Press, Cambridge.

In the Spirit of the Masters: Ralph Gibson, Ismo Kajander, Jerry Uelsmann,

Pentti Sammallahti, and curators Timo Laaksonen and Arno Rafael Minkkinen.          

Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland.

La Fotografia Actual, Spain. Portfolio and text.

          Braham, Phil. Exposed. Thunder’s Mouth Press, Quattro: London.

          Les Boréales “Le Corps”. Nordic Arts Festival in Normandy. Cover.

          Kamera Lahti, Finland. October.
          Boston Sunday Globe. DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park review.

          Boston Globe, Art Close Up.

          Society for Photographic Education.  Fine Print Collector’s Program.
          Le nu photographié, Actes Sud. Ed. by Lucien Clergue.
          Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland. Sirén, Vesa, “Four Finnish   

          Photographers Show in Tokyo.” Review of Tokyo Metropolitan  

          Museum of Photography Exhibition, “The Human Body as an

          Expression of the Subconscious”.  

1999  Camera Arts, Sacramento, CA; Photo Argus, Paris; Bild, Stockholm;
          Photo Reporter, Paris; Photo, Paris.

Alan Riding. The Sunday New York Times. Review of Body in the Lens

exhibition in Lisbon.

Davis, Keith, An American Century of Photography: From Digital to Dry Plate,

          Harry Abrams, NY.

          Jean-Claude Gautrand, avoir 30 ans: chroniques arlésiennes, Actes Sud,

          Rencontres Internationales de la photographie, Arles, France.

          The Photography Encyclopedia. F. McDarrah, ed.  Schirmer Books.

1998  Marie Claire (New York)

          Domus, Milan.2

           Chronicle of Higher Education.

           Waterproof: Water in Photography since 1852, Editions Stemmle, Zurich.
          Valoa, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.

          Finnish Photography. Musta Taide, Helsinki.

          Body Icons, Photographic Center of Skopelos, Skopelos, Greece.
1997  The Photography Book, Phaidon, London.
          A World History of Photography, Naomi Rosenblum. Abbeville Press, NY.

          The Drum and the Camera, Musta Taide, Helsinki

       Minkkinen på Galerie Art Gloss, Grafiskt Papper, Stockholm.

       Photography: 1900 to the Present. Prentice-Hall, 1997.

1996   Zoom, Milan.

           Katalog, Odense, Denmark.
           Le Corps Photographie (The Body & the Lens), John Pultz. Flammarion, Paris.
           Dictionnaire de la Photo, Larousse, Paris, France, 1996.  

           Saraste, Leena. Photography: Tradition and Truth. Musta Taide, Helsinki. 
1995   Life Magazine.

           European Photography, Göttingen, Germany.

           World Art, New York.

           New York Observer.

           The New York Times.
           Tolérance, Editions UNESCO, with essay by Václav Havel.
           John Pultz, A. De Mondenard, Le Corps Photographie, Flammarion, Paris.
1994   Vis-à-Vis International, Paris

           Valokuva, Helsinki.

           Camera International, Paris.

           The Body, Photographs of the Human Form, William Ewing, ed.

           Thames & Hudson, London.

Le Monde, Paris.
           Air Water Earth: Focus on Finnish Art, Gallen-Kallela Museum.
           Passages North. Kalamazoo College Literary Journal.
1993   Sister Water, by Nancy Willard. Random House, New York. Cover.
1992   Vis-à-Vis International, Paris.

           Photographies, Paris.

           Form and Function, Helsinki.
           Swift, Graham, Ever After, Random House, New York. Cover.

           Swift, Graham, Learning to Swim, Random House, New York. Cover.
           L’Oeil Multiple. Patrick Roegiers. Paris.
           Valokuvan Taide, Finnish Literary Society, Helsinki.

1991   Finnice, Camera International, Finnish Photography, No. 30.
           Tournier, Michel, Crépuscule des Masques.  Ed. Jean-Pierre Monza, Paris.                  

           Cultura, Barcelona.
1990   Ceskoslovenska Fotografie, Prague.
1989   Zoom, Paris.

           Foto Maart, Holland.
1988   Le Monde, Paris.

           Photographies, Paris.

           Stern, Germany.

           Photo, Paris.

           Photo Magazine, Paris.



Selected Publications before 1988

 1987  The Forbidden Image (MIT Press); Zoom (Paris); Menchen im Wasser (Nishen);     

       PhotoVision (Madrid).

1986  Cliches (Belgium); Femme (Paris); European Photography (Germany); Magazine  

      Litteraire (Paris).

1985  Pori/Paris (Pori Art Museum); Valokuva (Helsinki); European Photography (G


1984  Popular  Photography (New York); Images/Imagines  (Contrejour, Paris).

1983  American Photographer; Photo-Reporter (France); Photo (Italy); Suomen  

      Kuvalehti (Helsinki); Views (Boston), MacMillan Biographical Encyclopedia of  

      Photographic Artists and Innovators. (New York).

1982  Exposure (SPE); Contemporary Photographers (St. James Press, London);

      Northwest Photography (Seattle); Object & Image (Prentice-Hall); 

1981  Fotografie (Germany); The Male Nude in Photography (Vermont Crossroads


1980  Progresso Fotografico (Italy).

1979  Camera 35; Fantastic Photographs (Pantheon Books); Self-Portrayal (Friends of      Photography); Boston Phoenix.

1978  Le Nouveau Photocinema (Paris); Popular Photography Annual.

1977  Fantastic Photography in Europe (Amsterdam).

1976  Valokuva (Helsinki); Mellande (Stockholm).

1974  Foto-Smal Film (Denmark); Time-Life Library of Photography Annual; Ishmael  

     (Providence, Rhode Island School of Design); 1972: The Village Voice.



YLE / Finland. SAGA at the Salo Art Museum. 2007.

Art Close Up: Photography & Reality. WGBH-TV Channel 2, Boston. Produced by Ben Mayer. 2004.

EGG: The Art Show.  PBS/ Channel 13, New York.   30-minute segment with Cindy Sherman, Bruce Gilden, Ernest Withers Arno Rafael Minkkinen: “Who Am I?” 2000.

Art Close Up: Boston Photography: 1955–1985. WGBH-TV Channel 2 Boston:

7 minute segment on A.R. Minkkinen as part of DeCordova Museum exhibition, Boston Photographers: 1955–1985.  Produced, directed by Marty Ostrow. 1999.

“Still Not There”. Finnish Public Television, 1996: 52-minute documentary
on the life and works of A. R. Minkkinen. Directed by Kimmo Koskela.  


2006  Lianzhou International Photo Festival Special Jury Prize for SAGA, Lianzhou,    


2006  Finnish State Art Prize in Photography

2006  Finnish Photographic Arts Council Book Grant

2003  Lucie Awards. Nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art Photography. 

1998  President of the Jury, Images ‘98, Vevey, Switzerland.
1996  Scritture d’Acqua Prize (given in Literature, Art, & Science), Italy.

1992  Knighted by Finnish Government.  Order of the Lion First Class.
1991  National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship.


National Board member of the Society for Photographic Education

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University


Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “The Blue Sedan”. Fiction, 2008.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Not Without Hope”. House Calls, photographs by Torkil Færø.

Merkur Trykk, Norway, 2007

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Mercury in Motion. The Art of Luck in Photography.”

Fotografi I Fokus Festival, Malmö Museer, Sweden, 2007

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “The Collaboration of Heaven and Earth”. Closed Landscapes I,

photographs by Andrea Calabresi. Grafiche Sabbioni, Italy, 2006

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “At the Mercy of the Waves.” RADAR, graduate thesis portfolio of Krisoffer Ålberg, Lahti Design Institute, 2006

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Our Human Nature The Photographs of Beverly Cover.”

Anchorage Museum of Art, Anchorage, Alaska, 2006

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Le Travail du Temps”. Mai-photographies, Quimper, 2006

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Swimming and the Fine Art of Photography”.  Agni Literary Magazine. Boston University. Spring 2004.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “First Frames First.” Exposure, Society for Photographic Education. Vol. 35. Fall 2001.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Treasures of the Moment: Thirty years of Polaroid Photography in Boston, Photography in Boston 1955–1985, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts.  MIT Press, Cambridge, 2000.  Chapter text pp. 135–153.  
Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Take Out My Eyes,” In the Spirit of the Masters, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland, 2000. Pp. 66-79.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Baudelaire’s Brow, Reflections on the photographs of Karin Rosenthal. Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts. 2000.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “The Presence of the Past.”  Reconnaissances, Bogdan Konopka.  

2nd Grand Prix Européen de la Ville de Vevey, Switzerland. 1998.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Photography for Dreamers.” La Fotografia Actual, Spain.

No. 77,  February/March 2000.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “Veli Granö’s Backyard Brancusis”. Granö, Veli, Onnela.

Markprint, Lahti, Finland. 1988.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “The Lens of Love,” Elegant Intimacy, Retretti Art Center,

Punkaharju, Finland.  1993.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, “From the Prow.” Finnice, Camera International.  1991.

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael, New American Nudes: Recent Trends & Attitudes, Morgan & Morgan, Dobbs Ferry, New York. 1981.


Since 1998

Savannah College of Art & Design / Atlanta, 2008

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, 2008

Luova, Helsinki, Finland, 2007

Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland, 2007

MIT, “The Artist in the World” Lecture Series, 2007

Lianzhou International Photography Festival

(Slide lecture by Allan D. Coleman), 2006

Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina 2006

Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund, Norway 2006

Photo Alliance, San Francisco Art Institute, 2006

Aperture Lecture Series, Parsons School of Design, New York, 2006

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Friends of Photography at

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 2005

Cronin Lecture, DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 2005

Holy Cross College, 2005

Addison Gallery of American Art, 2005

Mount Holyoke College, Water Symposium, 2005

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 2005

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, 2004

University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA, 2004

University of Texas Austin, Society for Photographic Education, 2003

Colorado College, 2003

Arizona State University, 2002

Anderson Ranch, 2002

Maine Photographic Workshops, 1995-2006

New School for Social Research, 2001

Finlandia University, 2001

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, 2000

Toscana Photographic Workshops, 1995-2006

Rollins College, 1999

America Center, Prague, Czech Republic, 1999

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris 1999

Writing + Photography, Tucson, Arizona,

Society for Photographic Education, 1999

University of Memphis, 1999
Santa Fe Workshops, 1998, 2000

Lahti Institute of Design, 1998

Clemson University, 1998

University of Art & Design Helsinki 1998



Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover Massachusetts

Albin O. Kuhn Gallery, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Artothèque de Nice, France
Artothèque de Grenoble, France

Artothèque de Nantes, France
Artothèque de Caen, France

Bain & Company
Banque et Caisse d’Epargne du Luxembourg
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
Bibliothèque Henri Vincenot, Talant, France

Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon, Lyon, France
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

Cherye R. and James F. Pierce Collection

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, New Hampshire

The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
FRAC Champagne-Ardennes, France
FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, France

Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France
Fotografiska Museet at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo, Finland
The Hallmark Collection
Heinon Tukku Oy, Turku, Finland

High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

The Lane Collection
L’Imagerie, Lannion, France

Maison de la Culture, Reims, France
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art
Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Musée des Beaux Arts, Chambéry, France
Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Canada, Otawa, Canada

New Orleans Museum of Art
Palais des Congrès, Le Mans, France
Parvis de Tarbes, Tarbes, France
Paris Audiovisuel, Paris, France
Polaroid International Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Porin Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Princeton University, Minor White Archives, Princeton, New Jersey
Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

Stéphane Janssen Collection    

Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio

Viktor Barsokevitch Center, Kuopio, Finland
Wäinö Aaltosen Museo, Turku, Finland












B.A., English. Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, 1964-1967

M.F.A., Photography. Rhode Island School of Design, 1972-1974

Studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.









University of Massachusetts Lowell

 Associate Professor of Art: 1987-1993 (Tenured in 1990)

 Full Professor: 1993 to present

University of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland

 Visiting Assistant and Associate Professor: 1974-1976 & 1984-1986

Visiting Professor & Tenured Docent: 1991 to the present

École d’Arts Appliqués, Vevey, Switzerland

Visiting Artist: 1995 to 2005

Rockport College, Rockport, Maine

Graduate Faculty: 1999 to the present

Lahti Institute of Design, Lahti, Finland

Visiting Professor: 1975-1976 & 1984-1986; 1991 to the present

Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts), Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist: 1981-1982

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor: 1977-1981

Rhode Island School of Design / Graduate Teaching Assistant: 1973-1974