Sami Kero (b. 1979) is a Finnish photojournalist who works for Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest subscription-based newspaper in Finland. He has covered international conflicts and crisis around the world, for example in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Haiti, Israel and DR Congo though most of his daily work takes place in peaceful Finland.
Along his personal street photography hobby Sami runs street photography site Helsinki Street.
Sami has given some photography workshops (for example via Photo Do) and street photography workshops organized by KS Koolitus. Sami speaks annually at University of Tampere about crisis journalism.
Sami is a wingman in a drone company Helsingin ilmakuva.
PRIZES, FAME AND GLORY
He has won three times picture of the year and once reportage of the year in competition held by the Finnish Press Photographers´ association.
Degree from photography in Lahti Institute of Design (2005).
Non-finished studies at University of Jyväskylä (journalism).
Media2021 studies in Sanoma academy (March 2012 – December 2012)
“Life is not about significant details, illuminated a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.”
– Susan Sontag, On Photography