Avanto – Ice Hole by Sami Kero is a photo series that depicts winter swimming, a popular winter sport. There are about 150,000 active winter swimmers in Finland, and the exercise is proven to have many health benefits. The pictures were taken by a drone, giving an unusual vantage point to the viewers. The exhibition takes place at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown library, near Dublin.
Sami Kero is a Finnish photojournalist who works for Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest subscription-based newspaper in Finland. He has covered international conflicts and crises around the world, though most of his daily work takes place in peaceful Finland. Avanto – Ice hole series has won the Daily press series in the Perpignan Visa Pour l´Image 2017. The exhibition is organised by the Finnish Institute and the Embassy of Finland, Dublin.
Sami Kero: Avanto – Ice Hole, DLR Libraries, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Library Service, dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin. A96 H283. Free entrance. https://libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/event-calendar/sami-kero%E2%80%99s-ice-holes
Photo: Jamie Smith