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!
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
JOINT EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
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
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