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My name is Sonya Mantere and I want to welcome you to Photographers Diary.
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was 15 years old and over the years I’ve studied and worked in numerous institutions all while improving my skillsets and experience.
How did my journey begin as a photographer?
My grandfather gifted me his analog Zenit from the time he was a war photographer. This was the initial spark in learning more about analog and storytelling.
Finally after years of photographing I started my BA Photography studies in Lahden Muotoiluinstituutti LAB in 2014.
From there I went to do my exchange in 2017 in the Royal Academy Of The Art, The Hague, The Netherlands. I quickly noticed the level of education being superb and decided to stay there for the last years of my studies.
I graduated in 2019 in BA Photography and moved back to Finland still feeling the urge to study more. In 2020 I decided to start my MA also in Photography, but this time in Aalto University, Finland.
I’m always intrigued by learning more and sharing my experiences with people. The reason I started this blog was to provide the value I’ve received during my own studies.
I’m glad you’ve found it here.