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Aki & Astrid Sinikoski (Finland)

Aki-Pekka Sinikoski is a dad, photographer, and author, who has studied in Kunstakademiet at Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen, Norway, and graduated as Master of Art from the Department of Media at Aalto University, Finland. He is known as a multi-faceted portrait photographer whose works have been exhibited both in Finland and internationally. His daughter, Astrid Sinikoski, is a high school student, who plays basketball, loves animals, enjoys drawing, and has a joint punk and techno band with her father.

They have been creating New Ghosts as an artist duo since 2011, a photo series that portrays the relationship between father and daughter, and attempts to understand life and the passage of time.

“As kids, our fears are often easy to name. We are afraid of monsters, ghosts, or, for example, a tree’s shadow reaching toward us behind the window. As we get older, our fears often get more abstract. The new amorphous anxieties create new unnamed phantoms, a sort of “new ghost” we can’t name yet” – said Aki.

They have an ambitious plan: to publish New Ghosts as a whole only in 2058 when Aki turns 80 and Astrid 50.

Apply to the Open Call 2022 for Solo and Group Exhibitions.

Aki and Astrid Sinikoski Kranj Foto Fest 2021

Aki & Astrid Sinikoski

Shortlisted in the Open Call 2021 on the theme Isolation | Freedom

Born inFinland, 1978Lives inFinlandOpen Call 2021's Group Exhibitionwith the series "New Ghosts"Venuewindows in the historic center of KranjShare

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International Festival of Contemporary Photography

Kranj, Slovenia