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Photojournalism NOW!

, Mikkeli

  • 9.6.2022–20.8.2022

Photojournalism NOW! is an exhibition curated by photographer Olli Jaatinen (b. 1960, Mikkeli) that features the work of six editorial and press photographers. This exhibition is a continuation of the Arkemme kuvittajat (Our Daily Illustrators) exhibition compiled by Jaatinen in 2005, which included Juhani Niiranen, Timo Pyykkö and Liisa Takala. In addition to them, Jaakko Avikainen, Rio Gandara and Ella Kiviniemi are presented as “new” photographers. The exhibition has been supported by the JOKES – Foundation for the Promotion of Journalistic Culture.

 

Photojournalism NOW! is an exhibition curated by photographer Olli Jaatinen (b. 1960, Mikkeli) that features the work of six editorial and press photographers. This exhibition is a continuation of the Arkemme kuvittajat (Our Daily Illustrators) exhibition compiled by Jaatinen in 2005, which included Juhani Niiranen, Timo Pyykkö and Liisa Takala. In addition to them, Jaakko Avikainen, Rio Gandara and Ella Kiviniemi are presented as “new” photographers. The exhibition has been supported by the JOKES – Foundation for the Promotion of Journalistic Culture.

Jaakko Avikainen (b. 1959, Varkaus) began his journey as a press photographer in Savon Sanomat in the early 1980’s. He had his most significant career in Helsinki in the service of the Finnish photo agency Lehtikuva, where he was also awarded several times. Avikainen ended his career in Länsi-Savo newspaper in 2021. Now he is retired.

Rio Gandara (b. 1977, Bandung, Indonesia) received an Apprenticeship in Photography from Timo Junttila Studio in 2007–2009. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a freelance photographer, and since 2013 at Helsingin Sanomat. Acknowledgments include e.g. Sports Photo of the Year (Finnish Photojournalists Association) 2018 and Patricia Seppälä Foundation's Photojournalist Award 2022.

Ella Kiviniemi (b. 1991, Helsinki) is a photographer and filmmaker. She studied photojournalism at the University of Tampere in 2011–17 and in Denmark in 2015–16. Kiviniemi is currently studying at Aalto University in the master's program in photography, with a minor in film editing. She has worked as a press photographer for e.g. Aamulehti, Keskipohjanmaa and Helsingin Sanomat. In the Finnish Photojournalism Competition 2021, Kiviniemi was awarded the Reportage of the Year Award.

Juhani Niiranen (b. 1959, Ylöjärvi) has a master's degree in political science (University of Turku, 1990). He received his degree in photography from the Lahti Institute of Design in 1995. After a period as a freelance photographer, Niiranen has worked as a staff photographer for Helsingin Sanomat since 2006.

Timo Pyykkö (b. 1973 Imatra) is an editorial photographer living in Helsinki. After graduating from the Lahti Institute of Design (1999), he has worked for A-lehdet Oy for the first 14 years. For several years now, his work has also included filming and editing. During his career, Pyykkö has been awarded e.g. in the Finnish Photojournalism Competition and as the Editorial Photographer of the Year.

Liisa Takala (b. 1966, Mäntyharju) is a Helsinki-based photographer who graduated from the Lahti Institute of Design in 1994. She has also been lecturing about portrait photography at the University of Tampere. Takala has been awarded as the Press Photographer of the Year, among other mentions. Takala belongs to the ”Vapaat naiset” (Free Women) group, which in the autumn of 2017 published the book Kaupunkisaunoja (Gummerus).

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