Sanni Saarinen (born in 1979) is a Finnish documentary photographer based in Turku. She has a Masters degree in Comparative Religions from the University of Turku, Finland and a Masters degree in Photography from Efti, International Photography School in Madrid, Spain. 

She has worked years as a freelance photographer and journalist for the Finnish magazines, but concentrates currently on her personal long-term documentary photographic projects. She is interested in questions of identity, community and belonging in a world where people move and migrate increasingly more. 

Solo Exhibitions:

Longing for Roots, Kunsthalle Turku, Turku, Finland 23.6.-21.7.2019

Group Exhibitions:

Open Walls Arles of British Journal of Photography, Galerie Huit Arles, Arles, France, 1.-30.7.2019 coinciding with Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019

Lens Culture Emerging Talent, Klompching Gallery, New York, December 2018

Awards and Grants: 

Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award, 2018

Patricia Seppälä Foundation, 2018

JOKES, Journalistic Foundation,  2018

Finnish Foreign Ministry, 2014

Grant for Master Studies, Efti, International Photography School, 2012


The Best of Lens Culture Vol.3

FotoRoom, January 2019: Link here

Raw View Magazine #10, 2017

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