Katariina Leinonen is a photographer who grew up in Finland and currently lives 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.


10th October - 28th October Out of Sight, Out of Mind at Summerhall, Edinburgh



2018 Jul - Sep Futureproof 2018 at Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

2018 Jun Free Range Photography week 1 at Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

2018 May Showtime, Edinburgh Napier University 2018 degree show at Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh, Scotland

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


Edinburgh Napier University, Bachelor of Arts in Photography with 1st class Honours (2014-2018)

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


Relevant experience:

3-day Masterclass taught by Judy Weiser, adapting phototherapy techniques (2018)

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)

The Guides and Scouts of Finland (2009-2014)


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

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