Following the first four volumes of The Helsinki School, this new publication looks back at the development of this group of photographers over the past twenty years and traces the emergence of the gallery and photographic tendency bearing this name. In a collection of essays international curators, art critics, and museum directors describe their encounters with the Helsinki School, from the first exhibitions in the late nineties to the youngest generation of photographers. A discussion between Timothy Persons and Alistair Hicks concludes these contributions. The texts are accompanied by installation shots from numerous international exhibitions, archival materials, books, posters, invitations, and most recent works by the different generations of artists. Not only a history, the book is also a look towards the future of one of the most successful galleries and concepts in contemporary photography.