Established in 2011, The Jouko Lehtola Foundation offers financial and other support to emerging documentary photographers as well as organises exhibitions and publishes material on Lehtola’s work.

The Foundation controls Lehtola’s artistic rights and is focused on building capital by selling works. It collaborates with galleries and institutions lending Lehtola’s works for exhibitions.

All Jouko’s works are available through the foundation. Inquiries: Jaana Novitskij, tel. +358400897566.

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees, comprising four to six members, each serving three-year terms. At least two of the Trustees must be photographic artists or experts in the field.

The Current Trustees are:

Hannamari Shakya (Chair) 2023-
Marko Hämäläinen 2023-
Niko Luoma 2018-
Pekka Niittyvirta 2014-
Jaana Novitskij (Administrator) 2011-

Former Trustees:

Jorma Puranen 2017-2022
Heli Mäenpää 2017-2022
Stefan Bremer 2011-2016
Jyrki Parantainen 2011-2013
Ulla Saarinen 2015-2017
Onerva Utriainen 2011-2017