HOLA fhskFAMU – Film and Television School at the Academy of Performing Arts
Finnish. Born 1974 in Turku, Finland. Lives and works in Berlin.
"Completely contemporary, free and demanding, the work of Arja Katarrina Hyytiäinen is part of today’s new school, evolving from the grand author-driven tradition of street photography... asserting its singularity, devoting itself to subjectivity, and influenced by cinematographic aesthetic, the whole work is extremely respectful in its representation of people, and is helping to define a new contemporary humanism.” — Christian Caujolle.
She studied documentary photography at HOLA fhsk (1998-1999) in Sweden. Graduated from the FAMU in Prague (Czech Republic), Department of Still Photography, under supervising of Viktor Kola?. Represented by the Agence VU.
In 2006 she received the Kodak Prize, and in 2007 - Grand Prix of the Fotofestival in Lodz. Her photographs have been shown in many European countries, e.g. in France, Germany, Poland and Sweden. In 2007 she published her first book Distance now.
Finish photographermixes fiction, autobiography and philosophical musings in her moody black-and-white worlds.
Arja Hyytiäinen re-tells some of her experiences in life in this poetic dreamlike stream of imagery.