Photojournalist Antti Yrjönen in 2020Antti Yrjönen is a Helsinki-based photojournalist with a focus on news, politics and sports. He has experience in press photography covering current stories for agencies, newspapers and NGOs, as well as in longer-term documentary projects. 

He received the major journalism award the Suomen Kuvalehti Journalist Award in 2020 for the State of Emergency 2020 project together with Hannamari Shakya, Markus Jokela and Liisa Huima. He has also been awarded twice with the News Photo of the Year by the Finnish Association of Photojournalist.

Yrjönen’s work has featured internationally on BBC, Nature, Radio France, Bloomberg, Condé Nast Traveller and Helsingin Sanomat among others. He is the Chair of the Finnish Association of Photojournalists, and a member of the Union of Journalists in Finland, Reporters Without Borders, the Photographic Centre Nykyaika and the Finnish Darkroom Association. He has studied photojournalism at the University of Tampere.

Phone: +358 443 456 894
Email: antti@anttiy.co

Awards

  • Suomen Kuvalehti Journalist Award in 2020 for the State of Emergency 2020 project
  • News Photo of the Year 2019 by the Finnish Association of Photojournalist
  • News Photo of the Year 2018 by the Finnish Association of Photojournalist
  • Beautiful Book Prize 2018 by the Finnish Book Art Committee for In the neighborhood

 

Antti Yrjönen