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


FotoRoom, January 2019: Link here

Raw View Magazine #10, 2017

Using Format