Esa Ylijaasko (1989) is a documentary photographer originally from a small northern town of Keminmaa, Finland. After graduating from Jyväskylä College of Arts he started working for newspapers in Finland and Chile.
Esa’s personal projects lead him to Russia, Spain and Turkey. Since 2012, he has concentrated on a personal, in-depth documentary project on the victims of the Syrian Civil War.
His work has been published in The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Diario El Austral,Suomen Kuvalehti, Huvudstadbladed and exhibited in Finland and Turkey. He won the Magnum Photos Showcase in November 2012.
Esa is based in Istanbul, Turkey and is mentored by Maciek Nabrdalik.
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