Let there be light in wintery Helsinki

Our photographers take to the streets for Lux Helsinki’s light installations, which illuminate the city every January.

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Lux Helsinki’s urban light installations illuminate the dark of winter each January. Our photographers take to the streets and return with a colourful slideshow.

In 2014, Finnish artists were joined by colleagues from France and Germany for a total of 12 different installations that lit up the city in early January, including one indoor light-art exhibition. The annual event attracted more than 150,000 tourists and Helsinkians to explore the city from new points of view despite the cold weather.

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By Susanna Alatalo and Leena Karppinen, January 2013, updated January 2014