Tuomo Manninen

photographs, 2004 Finland

The kitchen is the heart of the home, which tells a lot about its residents. Manninen has photographed the changes in the Ruoholahti Villa as it appears today.

The Ruoholahti hundred mark villas were built by the Helsinki workers union building society between 1881 and 1883. The housing was an example to promote better living conditions for the workers in Finland. The first 20 groups of buildings were designed by the architect Constantin Kiseleff. (-written on a sign on the wall of House F)

Tuomo Manninen was born in 1962, and began working as a photographer in 1982. He has participated in many national and international exhibitions such as the We exhibition in Finland 2007, Europe Exists in Thessaloniki 2003 and the Venice Biennale in 2001.