Reflective reportage / Book (2015-2020)
“Armed with the technical strategies and techniques of photojournalism, she discovered on location how her stylized ideal image was disenchanted by reality.”
- Bureau Bordeaux
It seems metaphorical that it was very misty at my first, very short visit to the archipelago in the south of Finland. But I fell for it: I was in love with this place and the images and stories I expected to find.
So I returned some time later with funding, my camera and more time to spend. But the closer I looked, the more the image of this place I was looking for seemed not to exist.
I caught myself in stereotyping, with expectations that the actual stories did not meet. To reflect on that change in photo reportages I developed a photo book.
P.S.: Currently I'm looking for support to publish the book :)
FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2022
Athens Photo Festival 2022
Thanks to all who made this project possible: Juulia Ajanko, Lennart and their family and friends, Kulturwerk VG Bild-Kunst, Bureau Bordeaux, Feinbuchbinderei Fehse, Aark Artist residence with Renja Leino and her family and all the people in the archipelago who invited me into their lives.