Sanna Krook (b. 1976) is a photographer who lives and works in Oulu, in Northern Finland. As a photographer Sanna Krook is fascinated by common people and every day life: the way that as nothing seems to happen, simultaneosly a person’s entire life can take place. The ordinary, upon closer inspection, can shift to the absurd. Krook is interested to excam by photography how the repetation reveals variation. Krook has a Master of Arts degree in Communication studies. Sanna Krook is the winner of Portrait 2017 Award in Finnish Press Photos.
1. Created for Heaven. In Northern Finland, in Ranua, amid the forest and marshes, is a very conservative Laestadian boarding school. It is a combination of a universal boarding school, arctic nature and originality Northern religiouness. Students are 16-17 y old. Laestadians refrain from birth control which means that many girls will soon become mothers of large family.
2. Suburban stories. “He had a moose chop out there on the balcony. It was freesing outside.” Kaukovainio is 1960’s suburb in Oulu in the Northern Finland. It is blighted by high unemployment. It is a typical Finnish suburb: it’s in the middle of the woods. This is a serie about the absurdity and beauty of everyday life.