Iris Kivisalu

Iris Kivisalu

Tallinn, Harju, Estonia

About Iris Kivisalu

Iris Kivisalu (1983) is an award-winning photographer currently living in Tallinn, Estonia. She's studied journalism and sociology which both contribute to her unique style of melancholic beauty often paired with documentary storytelling found mostly in portraits, work with creatives, street photography, but her fashion work is more rare. In 2017 she won the Grand Prix of Nikon's international Best Portrait and Wedding 2017 competition. Her work has been published by all major Estonian newspapers and and magazines, also der Spiegel. She’s also the photo editor/photographer of Estonian feministic magazine sugu:N. Her work has aso been published in Vogue and in iGNANT, the biggest award-winning online platform featuring the finest in contemporary art.

www.iriskivisalu.com
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Education

Tartu University, Estonia 2002-2003 Sociology
Tartu University, Estonia 2003-2012 Journalism

Events

2017 Portrait Grand Prix of Nikon's international Best Portrait and Wedding 2017
2012 3rd place Snap Portrait Competition (Estonian)

Exhibitions

2015 Solo documentary exhibition with national press coverage "Could someone else help?" showing the everyday life and activities of 41 Estonian NGO’s. These NGOs are connected by the “Ma armastan aidata” donation platform, created in 2008 by Swedbank and Good Deed Foundation

2017 Portrait Grand Prix of Nikon's International Best Portrait and Wedding 2017 competition

2018 Porcelain China solo exhibition in Stella Soomlais Studio, Tallinn Estonia

2018 "From eye to eye" group exhibition in Juhan Kuus Documentary Center, Tallinn Estonia

2018 Porcelain China series published in iGNANT, the biggest award-winning online platform featuring the finest in contemporary art

2018 Solo photo exhibition for EV100 focusing on Estonian street photography, Tallinn Estonia (Telliskivi street)

2018 Indian Photo Festival State Gallery of Art group exhibition with 25 photos selected by National Geographic photojournalist Ami Vitale from all over the world, Hyderabad, India