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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
News article16 April 20191 min read

Meet the juror for our Sight-by-Side competition: Award-winning photographer Meeri Koutaniemi

HoA Sight by Side juror

Waiting to find out the results of our Sight-by-Side competition?

We are excited to announce our award-winning juror! Meeri Koutaniemi will select the final EU and Ugandan participant who will travel through this diverse country to report on inequalities.

Meeri Koutaniemi is an award-winning Finnish photographer and journalist. Koutaniemi's work extends to over 50 countries where she has photographed and documented people with compelling stories of struggle and resilience. Her work stems from the question and definition of identity. Koutaniemi has focused on the humanitarian side of conflicts, displacement, and human right violations. At the core of her work lies the universal ability for empowerment and resistance. At the moment Koutaniemi on working on her long term project about female genital mutilation and the activism to eradicate it around the world.

Check out her work here.


Publication date
16 April 2019
Region and Country
  • Horn of Africa

Programmes in the region

The action aims to enhance the ability of women and children in the States of Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref to lead socially and economically productive lives, and in doing so strengthen their resilience and that of their communities.