Valto Pernu Photo Marathon

12 hours, 6 assignments.

Valto Pernu Photo Marathon is a relaxed, open-for-all photography event combining art and documentary photography.

The event is named after Valto Pernu (1909-1986), a photographer from the Ii Municipality known as the last travelling photographer in Finland. The contestants spend 12 hours taking photos of Ii Municipality according to the assignments from the jury. Like their role model Valto Pernu, they move around on bicycles. The assignments are handed out one at the time, and after each assignment the photos are delivered to the jury.

Valto Pernu Photo Marathon will not be arranged in 2021. Stay tuned for upcoming editions!

Award winning photos from previous years: