About Susanna

My photographs can be seen as different places for emotions. I want to narrate feelings like in novels. I photograph strangers, they invoke my desire, and I ask them to come with me. I conceal my dreams and desires in images. Water paints with me, it merges the people and the landscapes together. Feelings can be revealed, but remain hidden. You can recognise these photographed places in your imagination. Mysteries will become your secrets, and I want to take you into your dreams. Here, in the images, my protagonists sing with tunes of joy and yearning. I borrow poet Tua Forsström: I said it was a dream, because I wanted to stay.”

Fine art photographer Susanna Majuri (b. 1978) is known for magical images, where water is often a key element. Another recurrent theme in her works is the north both as a landscape and as a state of mind. Among other qualifications, Majuri graduated in 2007 with a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, majoring in photography. She is currently completing her doctoral studies on photographic fiction at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Majuri’s works have been included in numerous international group exhibitions and she has had solo exhibitions at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland (2010), Museum of Photography, Charleroi, Belgium (2011) and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, France (2014) among others. Majuri is also a member of the internationally active Helsinki School artist group and her work is included in several major public and private collections both in Finland and abroad. 


2004-07   MA Photography, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
2000-04   BA Photography, Turku Art Academy
1999-00   Photography, Voionmaa College
1999         Orivesi College, Creative Writing
1994-98   Kangasala Upper Secondary School

Awards & Grants

Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, FI
Kangasala Commune, FI
State Grant to Artists, Finland (since 2008), FI 

Finnish Cultural Foundation, FI
Art Council of Finland, FI

Kunst: Raum Sylt-Quelle, DE

Finnish Cultural Foundation, FI
Art Council of Finland, FI
Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, FI

Gras Savoye Award, Les rencontres d’Arles, FR
Kangasala Commune Culture Stipend, FI
Residency with a monthly grant in Reykjavik, Iceland, NIFCA, IS
Sleipnir –travel grant, NIFCA, IS!

Gras Savoye Award, Les rencontres d’Arles, France 2005! 

Works in Collections

Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, FI
The Finnish Museum of Photography, FI
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, FI
Helsinki City Art Museum, FI
Tampere Art Museum, FI
The Finnish State Art Collection, FI
The Museum Centre of Turku, FI
Artists’ Association of Finland, FI
City of Salo, FI
Kone Foundation, FI
Pro Artibus, FI

Finnish Art Association, FI
Museum of Photography Tessaloniki, CR
Malmö Art Museum, SE
Song og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, NO
Zabludowitcz Collection, UK/US
Fundation Foto Collectania, ES
Kunst: Raum Sylt-Quelle, DE
Association de l’ENSP, FR
Statoil Collection, NO
Pieter and Marie Sanders collection,NL
Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooths collections, FI
Private collections in France, UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Benelux-countries