Aapo Huhta

(Finland)

Finalist

Aapo Huhta (1985) is a Helsinki based photographer. He holds an MA in photography from the Aalto University of Arts and Design, Helsinki Finland. Huhta combines elements of documentary practice with his own subjective observations, building a range of ambiguous and often fragmented narratives in his work. Exploring different forms of photographic essay, its methods and possibilities is playing a major role in his work. The exploration has culminated in two photobooks, Block (Kehrer Verlag, 2015) and Omatandangole (Kehrer Verlag, 2019). In 2014, Huhta was selected as one of the Top 30 under 30 photographers by Magnum Photos. He received the award of the Young Nordic Photographer of the Year 2015 by Fotografiska Museum and was chosen for the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2016. In 2019, he was selected for a Young Artist of the Year 2020 award by Tampere Art Museum, Finland.