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Contact

sari@sarisoininen.com

+358 45 78363401

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.

Publications
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

Exhibitions
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 Always Present Online Exhibition - Void Collective
2021 Chania International Photo Festival
2021 Finding a Way Home - Artizan Gallery

Articles

2022 Photographer's Companion Magazine China - Feature

2022 Blind Magazine - Young European Photographers documentary

2022 LensCulture - Article

2022 Vostok Magazine - Feature

2022 Burn Magazine - 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

Competitions
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
2021 IMA Next Theme “Color” - Shortlist, curated by Viviane Sassen
2021 Belfast Photo Festival -  Highly Commended Artist
2021 British Photography Awards - Shortlist

Lectures & Teaching
2021 Boomsatsuma - Workshop
2021 Kameraseura - Lecture
2021 University of Bristol PhotoSoc - Lecture
2021 University of Gloucestershire - Lecture

Other
2022 AIRFrosterus - Artist Residency

2022 PhMuseum - Week's Featured Story

2021 Boomsatsuma - Artist Residency
2021 Fast Forward - Women in Photography - Online feature

2021 Der Greif - Guest Room Feature, curated by Michael Mack

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