Frontline Freelance Register
Cambridge, MA, USA
I’m a UK-based, Finnish freelance photographer and aid worker. My photography documenting conflict and humanitarian affairs around the world has been published by Finnish and German newspapers and magazines, as well as non-governmental and international aid organisations.
Since 2013 I’ve been developing my photography/documentary film project ‘Shattered Sun’ about the history of conflict in Kurdistan and the role of Kurdish women in conflicts and peace efforts, with the German writer Ann-Kathrin Seidel, cinematographer Heli Pekkonen, and with funding and production support from YLE TV, Kone Foundation and Zone 2 Pictures. So far parts of this work-in-progress have been published in the Sonntag, die Tageszeitung and YLE TV.
Check my website (currently undergoing renovation) for info on my clients and awards.
I’m also an aid worker specialising in conflict/crisis contexts, and have worked for various aid and foreign missions, including with the United Nations Development Programme, the European Union Monitoring Mission, and NGOs. I am currently preparing my doctoral dissertation on the ethics of arming rebels at University of Durham (UK), funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. In 2018 I’ll be a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, based in Cambridge, MA.
2017 - Finalist, 2016 - Finalist, Documentary Category, 2013 - Humanitarian B&W Photographer of the Year, 2012 - Honorable Mention, 2012 - Honorable Mention
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Haiti: Catching light
A school girl catches the sunlight during class at one of the temporary classrooms constructed by the NGO Finn Church Aid after the catastrophic 7.0 Magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010. FCA’s schools have enabled 20,000 Haitian children to study. Old stuff from archives. Leogane, Haiti, 2012.
Three mannequins showing signs of deliberate violation are arranged on the street in Bashiqa, eastern Mosul, as Kurdish forces liberate the area from ISIS. October 2016.