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About me


Photo: Amri Chadha

About me

I am Ari Vitikainen, a Finnish photographer who has been engaged with development work in South-East Asia for 15 years. Now I am back to Finland and living in Helsinki. I am still working as a literacy specialist but instead of Asia the focus of the work is now in Africa.


My photographs have been published by various organizations such as SIL International, Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Finnish Bible Society, Wycliffe (China, UK, USA, Finland), SANSA, World Renew, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Food Programme, Suomen uskonnonopettajain liitto ry,

Laos-Australian Development Learning Facility, European Parliament, YLE A-Studio, Daughters of Cambodia, PCDP Pakistan, International Cooperation Cambodia, , Talat Lao, MoEYS Cambodia, YMCA, MoES Laos etc.

Business clients: BEELINE, Korjaamo Group Oy, Grünstein Team Oy, Sandbox Oy, YLE A-studio,Oh Magazine, TALATLAO,OTAVA, Walk The Room AB.



  • Oh Magazine 2015, First Prize

  • Family Meal/ World Food Programme and Jamie Oliver 2014, First Prize

  • Charm of Laos/ MoIC and VNW 2013, First Prize and Award of Excellence


My photobook, Laosin Vuorilla was published in 2013. It is about the Rshi people living in midst of change on highlands of Laos.


Contact me:      

Tel: +358 456249812



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