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HYYTIÄINEN, Arja

PORTRAIT-ARJABorn in 1974 in Turku (Finland).

Lives between Paris and La Rochelle.


« Completely contemporary, free and demanding, the work of Arja Katarrina Hyytiäinen is part of the today’s school, from the tradition of the street photography, and that has replaced its form to claim the author status. Saying its necessity and its singularity, devoting itself to subjectivity, and influenced by cinematographic aesthetic, the whole work, extremely respectful for representing people, is from a new contemporary humanism,” according to Christian Caujolle.

In just a few years, she has acquired a reputation throughout Europe, particularly where she has lived in Eastern Europe, and become known through her solo exhibitions (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Moldavia, Slovenia). In 2006 she was awarded by the Kodak Prize for Critical Photography and the Fotoestiwal (Poland) Grand Prix in 2007.


Arja Hyytïäinen presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2007: Arja Hyytïäinen, Martin Kollar, Mathieu Pernot & Virxilio Vieitez at the Capitole et Madame la Présidente at the Magasin Electrique.