Miikka Pirinen (b. 1985) is a professional photographer based in Helsinki Finland. Specialised in shooting people, working freelance with photojournalism, portraits, editorial and commercial assignments.
His personal documentary projects have dealt with Finnish criminal sanction system, North American cage fighting children, Finnish rare diseases, rehabilitation of the mentally unstable in Helsinki and drought in Kenya and the Maasai, among many others...
Currently documenting the coal miners of the U.S. Appalachia.
In 2015 Pirinen was shortlisted for the prestigious Magnum 30 under 30 prize and has been awarded four times in the Finnish Press Photos contest.
His work has been published and exhibited in Europe, The U.S. and China.
Pirinen is the Chairman of The Finnish Association of Photojournalists.
Getty images, How To Spend It, RAY, NOKIA, Finnvera, Sitra, Arizona Chemical, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Universal Music, We Jazz, Miltton Creative, Touch Worldwide, Exove, Alma 360, Viewmasters...
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