General info
Photography & Film
Helsinki, Finland
Ella Kiviniemi (b. 1991) is a photographer and Master’s Student in Photography at Aalto University with a Minor in Film Editing. She works both on autobiographical projects and large documentary projects about topics like climate change, war and nationality. In 2017, she photographed 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, that won the Kanava Prize 2017 and the cover photo by Kiviniemi was awarded  the Finnish Press Photo of the Year 2017. Besides photography she works also as a documentary filmmaker, film editor and as an assistant in film and music video productions.
Experience
Uusimaa, Finland
Nov 2020 - Jan 2021
2nd Assistant Camera, Film Editor, Still Photographer
Manian lapset and Äidin viha (BA shorts)
I worked as a 2nd assistant camera and I am working as an editor in Anton Baer's upcoming short fiction film Manian lapset. I was also a still photographer in BA short film Äidin viha directed by Tuuli Sirkeinen. Both are graduating students' BA films from Aalto University.
Uusimaa, Finland
Oct 2020 - Oct 2020
Assistant Camera, B-camera operator
Karina – 2000 and Eloa Collective (music video)
Assistant Camera in Karina's music video production. Video directed by Joona Möttö coming up in 2021. B-camera operator and still photographer in Eloa collectives upcoming music short film coming up in January 2021.
Uusimaa, Finland
Sep 2019 - May 2020
Cinematographer, Editor, B-cam, Colorist
Game Music Collective
I've made multiple music videos with Finnish game music initiative Game Music Collective for their Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuDY3TdyceBcSCB3c3pp8nA . I directed, filmed and edited music videos, did VFX and color grade, and worked as a B-camera operator and editor in their larger music video productions and live gig recordings.
Helsinki, Finland
Jul 2020 - Sep 2020
Photographer
Photographer at the Finnish national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
Helsinki, Finland
Jun 2019 - Sep 2019
Photographer, Photo Editor
Photographer and photo editor at the Finnish national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
Helsinki, Finland
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
Photographer, Photo Editor,
Photographer and photo editor at the Finnish national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
Kokkola, Finland
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Photographer
Photographer at Keskipohjanmaa newspaper.
Kokkola, Finland
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Photgrapher
Photographer at Keskipohjanmaa newspaper.
Tampere, Finland
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Photographer
Photographer at Aamulehti newspaper.
Tampere, Finland
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
Photographer
Photographer at Aamulehti newspaper.
Tampere, Finland
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Photographer
Photographer at Aamulehti newspaper.
Education
Helsinki, Finland
Aug 2017 - Present
Master of Arts
Master's programme student in Photography, minor in Film Editing and Documentary Filmmaking.
Aarhus, Denmark
Jan 2015 - Present
Photojournalism I & II
International photojournalism studies (60 ETC in total) in one of the leading photojournalism schools in Europe.
Tampere, Finland
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017
Bachelor of Social Sciences
Student in the Photojournalism programme, minor in French.
Nominations & Awards
Press Photo of the Year 2017
Photograph of the frozen winter ptarmigan, also on the cover of the science book Hyvän sään aikana, was awarded the Press Photo of the Year.
Finlandia Prize in Science Literature (nomination)
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.