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Esa Ylijaasko






Esa Ylijaasko (1989) is a documentary photographer originally from the 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 led 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 mentored by Maciek Nabrdalik.


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