Block is a photographic essay, amassed as a set of visions, offering hints for storylines in a murky, dystopic scene of the city witnessed by a stranger. Focusing on gray, concrete features with some people as spectators, narrowing down the elements in the frame, driven most often by the observation of the shapes the light creates, it alludes to a mute perspective toward contemporary city life and the people’s role in it.

Simultaneously it is a story where the photographer plays the role of a protagonist in the big city that throws a newcomer into its infinite whirl of new people and peculiar surroundings. Photographs for the series were shot in New York between 2014 and 2015.

The book was published by Kehrer Verlag, 2015.

Fotografiska, Stockholm Sweden, 2016

Kehrer Galerie, Berlin Germany, 2016

Kehrer Galerie, Berlin Germany, 2016

Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku Finland 2020

Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku Finland 2020


Fotografiska, Stockholm (9.6.-28.8.2016)
Kehrer Galerie, Berlin (25.6.-27.8.2016)

Creat Space, Helsinki (10.5.-22.5.2018)
Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere (5.1.-28.1.2019)
Northern Photographic Centre (10.8.-15.9.2019)

Tampere Art Museum, Finland, (12.9.2020-8.11.2020)
Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku Finland, (27.11.2020-23.5.2021)
Gallery Heino, Helsinki Finland, (17.9.2022-16.10.2022)


Paper Journal
Photo Eye
Phroom Magazine
GUP Magazine # 47
Die Zeit Magazine
The Photobook
Dazed Digital
Helsingin Sanomat
Sveriges Radio


Unseen Amsterdam 2015 (NL)
Paris Photo 2015 (FR)


Photo Eye (US)
Ain't Bad Editions (US)
Tipi Bookshop (BE)
Kinokuniya (JP)
L'Ascenseur Végétal (FR)
The Finnish Museum of Photography (FI)

Akateeminen (FI)
Fotografiska (SE)
Gothenburg Art Museum Shop (SE)

For signed copies, send me an email at: aapohuhta ($) gmail . com

All images © Aapo Huhta 2022