Jenni Toivonen (b. 1993) is a Finnish photographer and visual artist currently based in Helsinki. Her work settles in the space between documentary and fine art photography and she also works with other media such as video, texts and illustrations.

She uses visual storytelling as a way of describing societal changes, but at the same time she’s pointing to a state that is far more subjective and open-ended. Her interest in topics such as migration, identity and environment motivates her work as well as the places that she gravitates towards and her relationship to them. Her work often draws connections with these places and cultures in a way that is ontological and reflective. 

Toivonen holds a BA in Photojournalism from the University of Tampere (2018) and has also studied documentary photography in Buenos Aires (UNQ). Currently she is working on personal projects and commissions as well as on her MA in Photography at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Current exhibitions
1.6.-18.8. Gallery Ibis, Vaasa, Finland
5.7.-9.9. Helsinki Photo Festival

Any enquiries:  jenniemilia.toivonen(a)gmail.com

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