Härmä

17 images Created 10 Oct 2018

“God, river and man have together built the plain of Härmä. These three worked together and thus the great landscape was born. This hazy blue plain sacred to people of Härmä, and the silent drudge is the love and heir to this simple plain. These two are one. They both understand and love each other.”
- Samuli Paulaharju, an ethnographer who collected stories and folklore in Härmä, an area in Western Finland for a book Härmän aukeilta (From the plains of Härmä) published in 1932

This is a revisit to Härmä and it's legends in the spirit of Paulaharju.

Ongoing project with photographer Ella Kiviniemi.
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