Antti Makkonen

Antti Makkonen

I am a photographer based in Tampere Finland. I'm interested in documenting the events and phenomenons of human life. I am mainly focusing on the every day life of the common people. I am also drawn towards alternative and underground culture.

I like to think myself as a documentarist and an artist at the same time. I draw inspiration from the past and use nostalgia to process the issues of the modern world. For me photography is at the same time communal and private experience. It is a tool for me to cope in this world.

Themes that I am currently working on: contemporary culture, underground culture, youth culture, nostalgia, identity, social issues, alcoholism and substance abuse, equality, solidarity, working class culture, Karelia.

I am open to international collaborations. Feel free to contact me if you find my style and philosophy suitable for your needs. You will find my contact information at the bottom of this page. 

Work Experience

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Project Researcher 5/2018 -

Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Project Coordinator, Nuorille Töitä -projekti 1/2014 - 11/2015

North Karelian Museum, Photographer 12/2012 - 06/2013

Yle The Finnish Broadcasting Company, Journalist 04/2012 - 07/2012

Freelance photgrapher, 2011 -


University of Jyväskylä 

Master of Arts, Cultural Environment Studies (KUOMA), Contemporary Culture, 2018

JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Media Design 2011


Äkkiä rajan taa! - Kuomat Karjalassa. Exhibition about the every day life in Russian Karelia. Paviljonki Jyväskylä Finland. June 2017


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