General info
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Photographer
Helsinki, Finland
Ella Kiviniemi (b. 1991) is a photographer and Master’s Student in Photography at Aalto University. Her sensitive approach to the world creates images where the viewer has room to internalize the narrative, even on complex topics such as war and nationality. In 2017, she photographed the effects of climate change in Finland for the book Calm Before the Storm (Into 2017), that was awarded as the Public's Favorite for the Finlandia prize in Science Literature and won the Kanava Prize in 2017. The cover photograph of a frozen winter ptarmigan was awarded as the Finnish Press Photo of the Year 2017.
Experience
Helsinki, Finland
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
(upcoming) Photographer and Photo Editor
https://www.hs.fi
Next summer I will work as a photographer and photo editor at the Finnish national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
Kokkola, Finland
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Photographer
Kokkola, Finland
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Photgrapher
Tampere, Finland
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Photographer
Tampere, Finland
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
Photographer
Tampere, Finland
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Photographer
Education
Helsinki, Finland
Aug 2017 - Present
Photography, MA
Aarhus, Denmark
Jan 2015 - Present
Tampere, Finland
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017
Photojournalism, BA in Social Sciences
https://www.hs.fi
Nominations & Awards
Finlandia Prize in Science Literature
The book Hyvän sään aikana (Calm Before the Storm) was nominated for Finlandia prize in Science Literature in 2017. Kiviniemi is one of the two photographers and photo editors of the book. The book builds an overview of how climate change changes Finland.
Kanava prize in Science Literature
The book Hyvän sään aikana (Calm Before the Storm) won the Kanava prize in Science Literature in 2017. Kiviniemi is one of the two photographers and photo editors of the book. The book builds an overview of how climate change changes Finland.
College Photographer of the Year, Small Team Multimedia, Silver
The web documentary Evidence, realized by Ella Kiviniemi (FI) and Romina Vinci (IT) won silver in Small Team Multimedia Category in the annual College Photographer of the Year -competition.