Aapo Huhta (b. 1985) is a Helsinki based photographer. He holds a BA in photography from the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts and is currently finishing his Master’s degree in photography at the Aalto University of Arts and Design, Helsinki Finland. Huhta works for editorial magazines and makes his personal documentary based essay projects. He received the award of the Finnish Young Photo Journalist of the Year 2011. In 2014 Huhta was selected as one of the Top 30 Under 30 photographers by Magnum Photos. His work has been published for example in Vice, Lens Culture, PDN, Red Cross Publications, Raymond, Photo Raw, HBL, Suomen Kuvalehti, Image and Helsingin Sanomat.
Touko Hujanen (b.1986, MSSc) is a photojournalist based in Helsinki. Hi is specialised in classic photo reportage. His clients include The New York Times and Raymond. He is the chairman for the Finnish Yksitoista collective and publisher of Uuden Maan Sanomat newspaper. He has won multiple awards in press photography and media consept design, including press photographer of the year and young press photographer of the year in Finland.
Uuden Maan Sanomat is Touko Hujanen´s conceptual local newspaper. In 2014 Hujanen traveled to his home city and the area surrounding it. He found a sword in stone from Sotunki, wasteland of Kera and one old lady in Inkoo.
Kaisu Jouppi (b.1985) is a photographer from Järvenpää. Her photography includes photos around Finland and abroad. Ms Jouppi’s photography assignments vary from shots for the biggest Finnish magazines to photos for small companies. Her photos can be seen in the following Finnish magazines: Kotivinkki, Image and Uhana Design Lookbook. Ms Jouppi takes photographs of practically anything: food, interior design, portraits, photos for feature stories and tourism, as well as photos of products. In addition, she works on longer projects with a significant subject. After her exhibition on young women’s depression and loneliness of widows, she has taken on a project in which she has photographed women who have experienced stillbirth.
Ms Jouppi has won the category for Photo Essay of the Year in the Finnish Press Photos Of The Year contest in 2013. Moreover, she has been acknowledged in various journal competitions, such as Edit and ProCom.
Sami Kilpiö (b. 1985) is photographer and photojournalist from Salo. He takes photographs of wide variety of subjects for various purposes: anything from portraits to photos for feature stories. Kilpiö works for the biggest Finnish and European magazines.
Meeri Koutaniemi, 27, a Finnish photographer and journalist, was born in Lapland and lives currently in Helsinki. Koutaniemi's work extends to over 40 countries where she has photographed and documented people with stories of struggle and resilience. Her work stems from the question and definition of identity. Koutaniemi has focused on humanitarian side of conflicts, displacement and discrimination. At the core of her work lies a universal ability for empowerment and resistance. In 2012 and 2013 Koutaniemi was selected as the Photographer of the Year in Finland. In 2012 Koutaniemi received the Memorial Award of Tim Hetherington in United States and the Memorial Award of Carina Appel in Finland 2013.
Koutaniemi has exhibited her photos in over 50 exhibitions around the world. Her first book Oasis was published in Finland in 2013. In 2014 Koutaniemi won the Visa D'or Daily Press Award in Perpignan and FreeLens Award in Lumix Photofestival in Hannover with her photo essay on female genital mutilation. Koutaniemi was selected to participate to Joop Swart and VII Masterclass in 2014.
Koutaniemi is a founder member of an Italian Photo Agency Echo and Finnish Collective 11.
Niklas Meltio (b. 1979) is a Finland based photojournalist. He has been in the industry since 2013. He has been covering conflicts in various parts of the world. During the past four years he has been covering the wave of conflicts in the Middle East. Libya, Syria, Eqypt, and Iraq producing photoessays and documentaries from the front lines. Niklas is a Canon Explorer and represented by Corbis Images.
Karoliina Paatos (b. 1979) is Helsinki based photographer and has worked for the biggest newspapers and magazines in Finland for the past ten years along her personal long-term projects. She has had several solo and group shows. She has studied in Aalto University’s graduate program in Photography and Documentary Film and in the University of Arizona. Paatos won in PDN’s Student Category in 2015.
Miikka Pirinen, b.1985, is a professional photographer based in Helsinki Finland.
Works freelance as a photojournalist and with commercial assignments.
His personal reportages have dealt with North American cage fighting children, Finnish rare diseases and rehabilitation of the mentally unstable in Helsinki. Currently working on the issue of identity among children and youth. The ways young people are trying to form an identity for themselves.
In 2015 Pirinen was shortlisted for the prestigious Magnum 30 under 30 prize and has been awarded three times in the Finnish Press Photos Of The Year contest.He’s work has been published and exhibited in China, Finland, France, Poland, Portugal and the U.S. Assigned/Published by such medias as The Time Light Box, Helsingin Sanomat, Image, Getty Images, SIPA Press…
Maija Tammi (b. 1985) is an artist and photographer. Tammi’s photographs and sculptures converse on topics around disgust and fascination, science and aesthetic. Tammi’s works have been exhibited in Finland, France, Croatia, England, Japan and the United States. She received the Fotofinlandia Award in 2011. This year she won PDN’s The Curator award with her series Milky Way.
Tammi has worked as a photojournalist for several newspapers and magazines in Finland and abroad since 2009. In 2011 she won Finland’s Press Photographer of the Year 2010 award. Tammi is a member of a Finnish documentary photography collective 11.
Tammi is currently working on her practice-based doctoral thesis at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland.
Esa Ylijaasko (1989) is a Finnish photographer originally from a small Northern town of Keminmaa, Finland. He graduated from Jyväskylä College of Arts in 2010. After working for newspapers in Finland and Chile, and doing own projects in Russia and Spain, Esa has concentrated (since 2013) on a personal long-term, in-depth documentary project of the Syrian civil war by following victims of the conflict. Esa is part of Raw View Magazine’s Mentor Program. His work has been published in The New York Times and Vice Magazine. Esa was named one of the Vice Magazine’s Top Photos of 2014. He has been awarded as a winner of Magnum Photos Showcase in November 2012. Esa’s work has been exhibited in Ratamo Galleria (Finland 2013), Canvas Festival (Finland 2014) and International Short Film Festival photography exhibition Tran.s.cend in Istanbul (Turkey 2015).
He currently lives in Istanbul.