Anna Autio
7.7.1980, Helsinki

2009– University of Art and Design Helsinki, Visual Culture, Photography, MA
2002–2007 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Visual Culture, Photography, BA
2008 Royal Academy of Art and Design, The Hague, Netherlands, Photography
2001–2002 Laajasalo Institute, Helsinki, Studies in Visual Communication

I have worked as a freelance photographer since 2002 for newspapers and magazines, organizations, publishing houses and communication agencies.

2020 Lähteneet (The Drowned and I Was A Refugee), Helinä Rautavaaran museo, Espoo
2019 Mun Martsari, (In the urban space of the suburb Martinlaakso), Vantaa
2015 On The Road Part 1, Tovi Pop Up, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki
2015 Solidarity Actions, Women power in Uganda cooperatives, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki
2014 Solidarity Actions, Women power in Uganda cooperatives, Railway Station, Helsinki
2011 Villagers’ Stories, MÄRZ Project Space, Tallinn
2011 Villagers’ Stories, Railway Station, Helsinki
2013 Portrait, Union of Finnish Art Assosiation, Lahti Art Museum
2013 Vory, (Student Photographers Association in Finland), group exhibiton, TR1, Tampere
2013 Art Fair Suomi, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
2013 Vory (Student Photographers Association in Finland) Summer School, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2013  Lure of Light, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti
2012 Maassa Taivaassa, Variantti gallery, Jyväskylä
2011 Voyeur, Photomeetings, Gallery Clairefontaine, Luxembourg
2010 Photographs: Anna Autio and Reetta Haarajoki, Gallery Volga, Helsinki
2008 Qui Vive?, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, MoMa Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2007 Wall walkings, Maa-tila Gallery, Helsinki
2007 Uutuus – Nyhet!, Lahden Taidepanimo, Lahti
2006 The National landscape- NOW,  The 00130-galleria, Helsinki
2005 The Call of the Minaret, The Museum of Cultures, Helsinki
2004 Manifest05, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki

2021 State Of Emergency, Kustantamo S&S
2019 The Drowned (Hukkuneet) Kustantamo S&S
2018 The Best Of Lensculture vol. 2, Schilt Publishing
2017 Change, 100 Photos for freedom of expression, Reporters without borders
2016 I Was A Refugee,  Kustantamo S&S
2014 Colored Truths, Student association of photographic art, Musta Taide

2020 Vuoden Huiput, Gold Winner (The Drowned-book)
2020 The most beautiful book of the year, Shortlisted (The Drowned book)
2019  Finlandia Award nominee for non-fiction, (The Drowned book)
2019 Lauri Jänti's non-fiction book award, (The Drowned)
2017 Lens Culture Portrait Awards, Finalist (The Drowned)
2017 EDIT- competition, Story of the Year, (The Drowned)
2017 Vuoden Huiput, Pro Bono-category, Silver Grant (I Was A Refugee book)

2021 JOKES, Finnish Association of Journalists
2017 TAIKE, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017 JOKES, Finnish Association of Journalists
2017 TJNK, The Committee for Public Information

Helsinki University Hospital
private collections

2014 Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, Oaxaca, Mexico
2013 Sfakiotes Residency Programme, Lefkada Island, Greece

The Union of Artist Photographers
Student Photographers Association in Finland
Finnish Association of Journalists