I am born in Kemi in northern Finland 1956. I graduated from the University of Oulu as a Master of Science in 1983 and worked as a researcher at the Academy of Finland until the end of 1989.
Since 1989 i have been an independent photographic artist since 1990. I have had private and joint exhibitions in most European countries, the USA and South America, including the Venice Biennale in 2005.
I got the State Prize for Photographic Art in 2007 and the first prize in the Time and Nature International Art Competition in Hanau, Germany in 2002. The Lapland Art Prize i got 1993.