Spirit in Motion – for Diversity & Inclusion

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To spotlight the Paralympic Games, a celebration of excellence, courage and life, EUNIC Japan is organizing a Paralympics Photo Exhibition entitled “Spirit in Motion-for Diversity & Inclusion”. “Spirit in Motion” is the official motto of the Paralympic Games, introduced in 2004.

In order to contribute to the recognition of the achievements and raising awareness of the athletes who compete in the Paralympic Games, as well as highlighting the importance of disability inclusion, EUNIC Japan is holding “Spirit in Motion” in summer 2021 in partnership with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government at their Tosei Gallery at its main building in Shinjuku.

Finnish photographer Miikka Kiminki has captured the moments and spirit of recurring paralympic champion, Leo-Pekka Tähti, a true embodyment of “Spirit in Motion”.

Spirit in Motion-for Diversity & Inclusion

18th of August to 6th of September 2021 – Weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00
Tokyo Metropolitan Government at their Tosei Gallery – Free entry

Miikka Kiminki

Miikka is a 37 year old professional freelance photographer and has studied photography in the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences. He currently lives in Pori, Finland. He is passionate to tell people’s stories through portrait photography, often trying to capture emotions and movements in his photos, which the naked eye cannot easily see. 


Leo-Pekka Tähti

Leo-Pekka Tähti is clearly a top athlete who always strives to win the competitions. He trains very hard and always sets his goals as high as possible. Leo-Pekka has often proven to be one of the best in the world and the fastest on the track. His commitment and passion for the sport, and life itself is obvious for anyone to see. All the photos are taken in Pori, the city where Leo-Pekka was born, and started training sports.

All photos taken by Miikka Kiminki.