Katri Lassila

Katri Lassila

Master of Arts

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Artistic and research interests

I am photography and film artist finishing my doctoral dissertation about the image of landscape between still and moving image for Department of Film, Aalto University. I gave my first solo exhibition in 1999 and since then I have been active artist, exhibitioning my works regularly in dozens of solo and group exhibitions. My first mentor in the art of gelatin silver print was photographic artist Pentti Sammallahti. I specialise in fine art gelatin silver print technique but during the past ten years I have worked also with moving image and painting, combining those with analogue photography. My short film Chalk Circles (2015) has been screened at film festivals apart from Helsinki in Prague and Riga. The poetic film is about catastrophic effects of climate change on the South Pacific atoll islands. The artistic part of my dissertation Cliff (coming 2022) is a poetic short film about the effects of the climate change from the point of view of a refugee. The film consists of still film photographs, with some added animation. My favourite themes are landscape, time and water, and I am interested in the questions concerning exotism, colonialism and feminism in the context of landscape, which has been in the focus of my artistic and research work for long.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Valokuvataiteen koulutusohjelma, Taideteollinen korkeakoulu

Award Date: 23 May 2008

Valokuvataiteen koulutusohjelma, Taideteollinen korkeakoulu

Award Date: 9 Feb 2005

External positions

Chairwoman, Finnish Darkroom Association

17 Mar 2016 → …


  • Time
  • Landscape
  • Analog photography
  • Documentary film
  • Interdisciplinary research


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