Katariina Leinonen is a photographer who grew up in Finland and is currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

She is interested in the role photography can have in mental health advocacy, and the ways photography can be used for therapeutic self-exploration.

Currently she is investigating photography as a therapeutic tool, and is looking to collaborate with organisations and individuals working with wellbeing in mind.



Edinburgh Napier University, BA (Hons) Photography (2014 - )

International Baccalaureate Diploma at Oulun Lyseon lukio (2011-2014)


Relevant experience:

BA (Hons) Dissertation about ‘Photography as a tool for wellbeing’ (2017)

Reminiscence therapy with people living with dementia at the Eric Liddell Centre in Edinburgh (2017)

Teaching photography at St David’s RC High School, once a week for 8 weeks (2016)

Young entrepreneurs summer course: photography business (2016)

Arts Diploma at Oulun Lyseon lukio (2014)

The Guides and Scouts of Finland (2009-2014)



2017 Oct Out of Sight, Out of Mind at Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland

2017 Jun Solo exhibition in a barn gallery, Oulu, Finland

2017 Mar Symbiosis exhibition with Hexagon Collective at Whitespace, Edinburgh, Scotland

2014 Feb Sisältä ja ulkoa, Kuvataiteen lukiodiplomit at Valvegalleria, Oulu, Finland



17 May 2018: BA (Hons) Photography degree show at Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

21 June 2018: Free Range Photography week at Old Truman Brewery, London, UK


Available for commissions in Edinburgh. Ask for availability in Finland.

Contact by email at katariina@leinonen.fi or use contact form below.




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