The photo exhibition “Our own” – a series of portraits featuring members of all the different ethnic groups living in our small country – is on display in Tammsaare Park.
This exhibition shows just how diverse the population of such a
tiny country can be. There are nearly 200 ethnic
nationalities in Estonia – plus we have some very distinct
cultural minorities like Kihnu, Ruhnu, Mulgi, Võro, Hiiu,
Saare, Viru, Seto and others.
“There is so few of us on this piece of land that we shouldn’t
make a confrontational distinction between ‘us and them’ or
‘our own and strangers’,” explained the administrator of the
exhibition and one of the authors of said portraits Annika
Haas. “It is easier and better to treat each other as our own
even though we are a bit different. The photos feature Roma
(colloquially known as Gypsies), Russian Old Believers,
representatives of the Muslim community and many others.”
The administrator of the exhibition is Annika Haas with
photographers being Annela Samuel, Rait Tuulas, Birgit Püve,
Jérémie Jung and Annika Haas. The design concept was created by
Katri Haarde and printing services were provided by Digiprint.
The project was jointly implemented by the Tallinn Municipal
Engineering Services Department and the municipal agency