Marjaana Kella is a visual artist, researcher and professor of contemporary photography. Her artistic work intertwines with the ontological character of photography and its ability to make visible the pictorial nature of the world. Her works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. Marjaana Kella was awarded the State Prize for Photographic Art in 2003. Her doctoral dissertation was approved at the Aalto University media department in 2014. She is currently the Head of the Master´s Programme in Photography at Aalto University.