Avanto (Ice Hole) 

09 Mar 2022 - 30 Apr 2022

Nordic Exposure (Finland)

Sami Kero

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.

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 takes place in the foyer space at Jacksons Lane, and is free to visit

Part of Nordic Exposure. A season of performances bringing Nordic culture to London.


Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland with additional support from the UK Embassies of Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and The Faroe Islands


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