Touko Hujanen (1986) is a photojournalist based in Helsinki, Finland. He concentrates on long term reportage projects.
In recent years Hujanen has been covering areal themes in Finland. His projects have dealt with themes of self-sufficiency, Finnish history and the future of agriculture in the Boreal Region. Hujanen is interested in what parts of the Nordic lifestyle should be conserved in the era of environmental disasters? How should our lifestyle adapt and what should we cherish in our tradition? By looking at these local questions Hujanen wants to understand the global post-industrial world moving into a post-fossil era. He believes that the local is global.
His work has been published for example in The New York Times and X-magazine. He is the chairman of Finnish photojournalist`s Yksitoista collective and publisher of Uuden Maan Sanomat newspaper. He has won multiple awards including photojournalist of the year (2019, 2018), press photographer of the year (2011) and young press photographer of the year (2009) in Finland. He has graduated from the University of Tampere master`s program of visual journalism.
He has worked at YLE and other bigger media companies in Finland and he have a company of his own with a few customers a year.
On his spear time, he exercises orienteering and bicycling.