Midsummer in Finland always makes a splash, whether it’s the spray from swimmers diving into a lake or the splatter of raindrops on the treetops. This video catches both, as well as the long days that never quite turn into night.
Perhaps it’s no surprise that Tina Korhonen, a photographer known for her portrayals of metal and rock culture (see slideshow), comes from Finland, a hub for metal music. She is nominated for Best Photographer in the 2018 Heavy Music Awards* (voting open until June 27).
A little more than a century ago, the newly independent nation of Finland experienced a short but brutal civil war. Though the conflict left deep scars, a culture of working together helped former enemies reconcile and allowed the country to progress relatively quickly in its nation-building process.
First place in European Happiness Equality Index
Source: The Happiness Research Institute
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