Sari Soininen

Photographer, 1991, Bristol, Finnish

Sari Soininen is a Finnish photographer based in Bristol, UK. Her colourful otherworldly photography draws from philosophical thoughts and personal mystical experiences. Her interest is in providing the viewer with alternative ways of seeing the world and reality around them. Sari holds an MA from UWE Bristol (2021), BA from Lahti Institute of Design (2014) and she carried out exchange studies in Edinburgh College of Art (2013). After completing her BA degree Sari began a career in graphic design, event photography, and animation. In 2019 she decided to pursue fine art photography and started her masters.

Sari is an emerging artist with her latest work published in FT Weekend Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Helsingin Sanomat and Liberation Magazine. In 2021 her work was shown in various exhibitions and festivals in The United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, Denmark, Greece, and the Netherlands. She was nominated as PHMuseum’s Top 14 Graduates to Watch in 2021, and she is a winner of the BJP Fast Track Open Call 2021 and BJP 365 Edition. In 2022 Sari is getting her first book published and her work will be shown in Circulation(s) festival in Paris.

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