Jaakko Kahilaniemi (b.1989, Finland) is a Finnish photographer and visual artist. He holds an BA in photography from Turku Arts Academy, Finland and currently working his MA in photography at Aalto University of Arts and Design, Helsinki Finland.
Jaakko’s work 100 Hectares of Understanding is his attempt to understand the 100 hectare area of the forest that he owns. Throughout adulthood his relationship with the forest has been somewhat discordant and attitude towards his future inheritance has been indifferent. Recent explorations in the forest, and in the world of forestry have managed to provoke his interest towards unfamiliar property of his.
His project 100 Hectares of Understanding was presented in the Finnish Museum of Photography in 2016 and in Vienna Contemporary in 2016, in Paris Photo 2016 and he is represented by Gallery Taik Persons.