I sell only limited edition prints. Email me for print enquiries, commissions and collaborations! Based in Helsinki, available worldwide.
Sari Soininen (b.1991) is an internationally recognised Finnish photographer.
Sari holds an MA in photography from UWE Bristol (2021), BA from Lahti Institute of Design (2014), and she carried out exchange studies in Edinburgh College of Art (2013).
Her colourful otherworldly photography draws from philosophical thoughts and personal, mystical experiences. Her interest is in providing the viewer with alternative ways of seeing the world and reality around them. She uses long shutter speed, colour gels and projection to build dreamlike alternate realities within the moment.
After completing her BA degree Sari began a career in graphic design, event photography and animation. In 2019 she decided to pursue fine art photography and started her masters.
Sari has limited edition works in private collections in Finland, the United States, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom. She is represented in France by Marie Valat Agency.
2023 The Guardian - "God told me I should take more LSD"
2023 British Journal of Photography - Article
2022 Lensculture - Transcendent Country of the Mind article
2022 Lensculture - Favourite Photobooks 2022
2022 Photographer's Companion Magazine China - Feature
2022 Blind Magazine - Young European Photographers documentary
2022 Vostok Magazine South-Korea - Feature
2022 Nowhere Diary - Feature
2022 Fisheye Magazine - Paradis Percus
2021 Helsingin Sanomat - Taitelija ammentaa psykoosistaan
2021 FT Weekend Magazine - Sari Soininen: “I confronted demons and saw wonders”
2021 Libération Magazine - Chat va Mieux
2020 Loupe Magazine - Doors of Perception
2023 The Black Cat Kingdom (upcoming)
2022 Transcendent Country of the Mind (The Eriskay Connection)
2022 Circles Photo Book - Booooooom
2021 Cohort Group Publication
2021 Smartview zine - Cover Image
2022 Images in Paris metro stations - RATP Group (Circulation(s))
2022 Circulation(s) Festival, Paris
2021 Spinster - Boomsatsuma Gallery
2021 Nexus - Photo Open Up Italy
2021 Youth Rising in the UK: 1981-2021 - Amber Side Gallery
2021 The Makeable Mind - Noorderlicht International Photo Festival
2021 Nordic Village - Helsinki Photo Festival
2021 Censored Exhibition - Copenhagen Photo Festival
2021 Chania International Photo Festival
2021 Finding a Way Home - Artizan Gallery
2021 BJP Edition 365 - Winner
2021 PhMuseum’s Top 14 Graduates to Watch
2021 BJP Fast Track - Winner
2021 Moscow International Foto Awards - Silver winner
Lectures & Teaching
2021 Boomsatsuma - Workshop
2021 Kameraseura - Lecture
2021 University of Bristol PhotoSoc - Lecture
2021 University of Gloucestershire - Lecture
2022 AIRFrosterus - Artist Residency
2021 Boomsatsuma - Artist Residency