Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Limited Edition.

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Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a Finnish American photographer, essayist, educator and curator with over 120 solo shows and 200 group exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design, studying there with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. His teaching career began in Finland in 1974 at Helsinki’s Taideteolinen Korkeakoulu and has been extensive and international in scope. Assistant Professor at MIT in the late 1970s, visiting professor at Vevey’s École d’Arts Appliqués in Switzerland for ten years at the turn of the millennium, he is currently Nancy Donahue Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and docent at Aalto University in Helsinki.

Major monographs include: Frostbite (Morgan & Morgan, 1978); Waterline (Marval, Aperture, and Otava, 1995 – Grand Prix du Livre, 25th Rencontres d’Arles); Body Land (Motta, Nathan, and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997); SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Thirty-Five Years of Photographs (Chronicle Books, 2005), Homework: The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008; Balanced Equation (Lodima Press, 2010), and Minkkinen (Kehrer Verlag) which won the German Photobook Prize for Monograph of the Year 2019 | 2020 and the Honorary Jury Selection from the Finnish Book Award.

Minkkinen’s works are held in over 80 prominent museum and institutional collections worldwide, such as the Musée d’art moderne and the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the High Art Museum in Atlanta, the National Art Gallery in Ottawa, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and the Finnish National Gallery.

Minkkinen is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1991, the Order of the Lion First Class medal from Finland in 1993, the 2006 Finnish State Art Prize in Photography, the 2013 Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2015, the Pro Finlandia medal conferred on the Centennial of Finnish Independence in 2017, and the 2019 Honored Educator Award from the Society for Photographic Education.