Exhibition Catch Me is part of the project The Different that has been on the process for about four years. It takes us to visit homes of disabled children in different countries showing everyday life as it is without the aspect of pity or heroism. The fascinating tapestry of stories and images reveals differences and commonalities but poses also questions. Must those who deviate from the norm adapt to society or society to differentness? Could the differentness-respecting view on human dignity be something in common with everyone despite different cultures and beliefs?
Jyri Pitkänen (born in 1979, Helsinki, Finland) is a photographer, visual artist, and documentarian who has dealt with marginal groups of society, consumer society, his own family, and his relationship with religion in his works, among other things. Pitkänen has also worked as an art instructor for young disabled people and photography teacher.
Eveliina Talvitie (born in 1970, Pori, Finland) is a journalist and an author who is known for her feminist non-fiction books. In the summer of 2019, she published her debut novel. Talvitie has previously worked as a news editor, television presenter, and public relations manager.
Gallery name: Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre
Address: Telliskivi 60A -5 (I korrus), Tallinn
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 - 19:00 and by appointment, +372 5222422
Open: 12.09.2019 - 10.11.2019