Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika ry welcomes all members to brainstorm ideas and develop our work. Supporting membership is open to all interested in our work. Supporting members have no requirements, and no responsibilities within the association. Actual members are mainly photo- and visual artists, researchers, and people operating on the field.

Applying to be an actual member:

Any person who approves of the purpose of the association may apply to be an actual member. Actual members who are at least 15 years old have the right to vote in the association's meetings. Actual members are approved by the board by a written application.

You may apply for membership by filling out an online form (only in Finnish) or by printing and filling out this membership application form (also in Finnish).Return it to our office with your signature. In addition to the application form applicants are asked to write 1) a free-form letter expressing their reasons for applying for membership, and 2) a link to their home page or an online portfolio.

The board will process the application in their next meeting.

Membership payment 2023: Actual members 30€
As a member of the association you may get a link to your website added to Nykyaika's website if you wish, an online membership newsletter once a month, a chance to offer your works in the association's own exhibitions, as well as discounts from stores in the field.

Becoming a supporting member:

Any person or group approving of the purpose of the association may apply to be a supporting member. Supporting members have no voting rights in the association's meetings. We ask that you send a free-form message to our executive director (director.nykaika (at ) The board will process the application in its next meeting.

Support membership payment:

  • persons: 50€
  • groups and organizations of 1-5 persons: 150€
  • groups and organizations of over 5 persons: 250€

One print of your choosing will be donated to new supporting members.

Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika ry has published a photo briefwhich contains 16 different photographic art works. As a welcoming gift, new supporting members may choose one print (30 x 43cm) after the successful processing of their first supporting membership payment.

Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika ry:n 16 vedoksen kuvasalkku

The photos of the brief have been donated by the following members of the association:
Terhi Asumaniemi – Helinä Hukkataival – Aimo Hyvärinen – Petri Ihanus – Soile Iivonen – Riitta Järvelä – Janne Laine – Mirja Paljakka – Marja Pirilä – Asko Salminen – Saara Sillanpää – Merja Tanhua – Marja-Liisa Torniainen – Jaana Tyrmi – Risto Vainio – Hans Viebrock.

In the future, supporting members may also get more prints from the photo brief for things like personnel or clientele gifts.