17-year old Kyösti Keränen won the 2015 Valto Pernu Photo Marathon with his photo series. The jury was unanimous in their decision. Several professional photograpers throughout Finlad took part in the competition. According to the jury, there were many excellent individual photos, but Keränen’s series was the best and most complete compilation.
“Keränen skillfully combines both black-and-white and colored photos. The series is strong, full of feeling, and quite clearly a whole, from which it would be difficult to leave out one single photo”, the jury states. Keränen participated the photo marathon for the first time, and plans to use the award money on new camera equipment.
Jari Mattila from Oulu won the award of the best individual photo, and Seppo Rajala, also from Oulu, took the best photo representing the spirit of Ii. Also honorable mentions The jury was photographers Aki Pekka Sinikoski, Antti J. Leinonen and Arto Liiti.
The assignments of the 2015 photo marathon:
Tehtävä 1. Yellow
Tehtävä 2. Touch
Tehtävä 3. Simplicity
Tehtävä 4. Kiss
Tehtävä 5. Traces
Tehtävä 6. Away from the light