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I am Outi,  a photojournalist from Helsinki. I work as a freelance photographer and as a photo editor for Helsingin Sanomat. Recently I have had the honor of being chosen as the New Photojournalist of 2022 in Finland.

As a freelancer, I have done a variety of assignments for different kinds of media and organizations (e.g. HS, YLE, Lännen Mediat, the City of Helsinki, Finnish Fefugee Council, Save the Children, SLL). In addition to that, I am working on my own book project, which follows the everyday life of asylum seekers who came to Finland in 2015. 

As a photojournalist, I want to focus on inclusive representation. 

My heart beats for puppies, vegan food, urban culture, nature and human rights.

I'm always up for new assignments, give me a call and let's talk more!

+358 445777746



2021- Tampere University, on going master program of visual journalism, master thesis in progress of intersectional representation analysis


2020 Tampere university, bachelor of  photojournalism


2023 Jokes, scolarship for studies 

2023 Patricia Seppälä Foundation

2022 Patricia Seppälä Foundation

2021 Taike, corona aid

2021 The city of Helsinki, Helsinki Day acts 2021

2021 Patrcia Seppälä Foundation 

2020 Taike, corona Aid



Climate change and refugees: a global phenomena affecting humanity,

10.2 – 23.2.2020 Sanomatalo, a solo exhibition produced by Finnish Refugee Council



Fake memories, Lapinlahti Lähde, with the Darkroom collective 6.6– 31.7.2023.

Moon glitch, Entresse Library, with the Darkroom collective 14.2–15.3.2023.3.

The good eye, Alexi's rooftop terrace 15.10–15-11.2022, a group exhibition


Extinction Rebellion, digital photography exhibition of activism in Helsinki 2022, produced by extinction rebellion Finland

Uudenmaan Sanomat Hybridi Media, Tampere university, 27.4–31.5.2022 with master class of Visual journalism

From Helsinki with love – Contti, Contti bar 22.8–30.8.2021, a group exhibition

From Helsinki with love, Kaisaniemi botanical garden and Keskuskatu as part of Helsinki day acts 12.6–23.6.2021, a group exhibition

Tila, Hirvitalo 2.5–23.5.2021, with Taru Samola

Connection, Train Factory 15.3–12.5.2021, a group exhibition

Poikkeustila2020 –dokumentary project 

Demilitarized Galaxy, Galleria Rantakasarmi, 27.12.2017– 15.1.2018, a group exhibition.

Emotions   everyday life of Kutojantie reception center part 2, Kymppikirjasto, 16.12 – 31.12.2016, solo exhibition

Yallah Habibi – everyday life of Kutojantie reception center part 1, Sello, 2.6 – 30.6. 2016, a group exhibition

Burgfield – a story of one demonstration, Kallion kammari, 15.4 – 15.5.2016, a group exhibition

Photo: Nick Tulinen

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