Two Boys. 1930
26 Aug 2014 | From Ulla of Finland
Brothers Heikki Aho and Björn Soldan are considered as the pioneers of Finnish documentary film. The former an engineer and the latter a photographer, they founded Aho & Soldan in 1925. The company produced over 400 documentaries, ranging in subject matter from ethnography to propaganda. Drawing influence from contemporary European avant-garde movements in film and photography, Aho & Soldan’s diverse body of work married cultural tradition and patriotism with images of a modern industrial nation.