PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AS PHOTOGRAPHER, FILM-MAKER AND PERFORMER

2019  - FINALIZING OF FILM MEMORIES OF DESIRE AND WORK ON NEXT FEATURE FILM

2018   -  PRODUCTION OF DRAMATIC FILM, MEMORIES OF DESIRE, SCRIPT, SHOOTIING, POST-PRODUCTION 

          -PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENTARIES  AND PLAYING OF MEMORY ROULETTE AT UNIONDOCS, BROOKLYN NEW YORK

            SEMINAR ON POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING AT AALTO UNIVERSITY IN HELSINKI  April

          TWO DAY SHOWING OF DOCUMENTARIES AT GALLERY WORKSHOP, BERLIN, May

2017   -  ON A SUMMER ISLAND IN THE GULF OF FINLAND, exhibit at Chase Manhattan Bank, Abingdon Square, New York, NY 10014
             July 15 - Sept 30 2017

2016   -  MUSICAL CHAIRS series (113 images) in group show Avranches cathedral, Normandy, France

           ESCAPEES FROM THE ZOO photo series and film ROUGH CUT film in two-person show at HEINO GALLERY, Helsinki

              Finland    

           - Sale of film ROUGH CUT to HEINO FOUNDATION in Helsinki

           - Prints from ESCAPEES FROM THE ZOO and OCCUPY WALL STREET included into the photographic collection at the

             BIBLIOTEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE, (National Library of France), Paris, France

2015   -  Slide show shown to PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, New York
           -  QUE VIVA MEXICO EN BLANCO Y NEGRO, photo exhibit, Mexico

           -  Performed in HOWL black-and-white film by Elina Brotherus, New York

2014    -  Performed in and produced ROUGH CUT, a black-and-white 16 mm film, Paris           
           -  Exhibit of OCCUPY WALL STREET portraits at THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS,
              including two public events, Paris
           -  In group show at IMAGINOIR during Photo Month, Paris
           -  In ICP group show at MANA Contemporary, Jersey City
           -  WRONG FACE and FRANCESCA WOODMAN’S AUNTIES,
              two films by Elina
Brotherus, in which I perform, on exhibit for two months at gb agency, Paris     

2012    -  Slide show shown at New York Photo group Salon
           -  OCCUPY WALL STREET PORTRAITS at ICP summer exhibit, Governor’s Island, NY
           -  Selection of photos in OCCUPY NATION by Todd Gitlin, a HARPERCOLLINS book
           -  Live performance at screening of FRANCESCA WOODMAN’S AUNTIES, Brooklyn

2010    -  Solo show INSCAPES at Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland

2007    -  Consulted with production of World Food Program documentary, Paris
            -  Article on war widows in Kosovo for womensnews e-magazine

2006    -  Three TV reports on post-genocide Rwanda for UN Television and CNN

2003    -  Produced the documentaries TO BE A WOMAN IN KOSOVO and FAREWELL TO          
              ARMS on weapons inspection in Iraq. Broadcast on Arte channel in Europe

1999 - 2002   -  TV-producer at the UN Mission in Kosovo, and regular contributor to CNN

1988 - 1999    -  As staff documentary producer at the United Nations made major     
                         programs on disarmament in Iraq that were broadcast worldwide

1980 - 1987   -  Independent film-maker, with grants e.g. from the Ford Foundation,
                        the Rockefeller Foundation, NY Council of the Arts


RECENT AWARDS:

2012 -  PUFFIN FUNDATION GRANT for photography

2009 - AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION GRANT for photo and history research
          in Finland


EDUCATION:

2006 - 2014  - Photo studies at VISAVISPHOTO, Paris

1981 - 1982  - Acting with Lee Strasberg, New York

1968  - MS from COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

1966  - MA from THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI in languages, political science and art history (Master's Thesis on the Writings of James Baldwin)


LANGUAGES:

English, French, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish