Esa Ylijaasko (1989) is an artist originally from a small northern town of Keminmaa, Finland. After graduating from Jyväskylä College of Arts he started working for newspapers in Finland and Chile.
Esa has concentrated on a personal, in-depth documentary project on the victims of the Syrian Civil War.
His images can be found in publications like The New York Times, VICE, Suomen Kuvalehti and Huvudstadbladed.
He won the Magnum Photos Showcase in November 2012, Gomma Grant 2016 and Carina Appel Award 2017.
He's in VII mentor program
Currently based in Finland.