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.
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
Lens Culture Emerging Talent, Klompching Gallery, New York, December 2018
Raw View Magazine #10, 2017