MIKKO WALTARI (b. 1966) is a Finnish photographer MA, who is researching the representation of reality and the documentary truth in photography.
Before turning to arts, he was working as an exports manager to Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic States for over twenty years. On one sunny winter-day in early 2011, at the moment of his father’s death, he became aware of being thrown into this world and got to thinking about that.
As a result of his realization, Waltari got his MA-degree from Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania, in 2017, and he now works in Finland and Lithuania as a freelance artist, lecturer and writer. His ongoing photographic work is called Tracing Europe, a long-term project addressing to European social change since the late 1980's.
Waltari uses a full-frame DSLR for his art. He has developed a craft that allows him to print his works in high resolution tableaux, ca. 150x240cm in size.