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Meeri Koutaniemi, 32, a Finnish photographer and journalist, was born in Lapland and currently lives in Helsinki.
Koutaniemi's work extends to over 60 countries, where she has photographed and documented people with compelling stories of struggle and resilience. Her work stems from the question and definition of identity. Koutaniemi has focused on the humanitarian side of conflicts, displacement, and discrimination. At the core of her work lies a universal ability for empowerment and resistance.
In 2012 and 2013 Koutaniemi was selected as the 'Photographer of the Year' in Finland. In 2012 Koutaniemi received the 'Memorial Award of Tim Hetherington' in the United States and the 'Memorial Award of Carina Appel' in Finland 2013.
Koutaniemi has exhibited her photos in more than 50 exhibitions around the world.