Annika Haas


Born in 1974, Pärnu

Lives and works in Estonia

University of Tartu, Finno-Ugric languages, BA degree (1992-2000)

Photo Journalism courses at Tartu Art College (1999-2000)

Courses in Professional Photography at the Photo Opportunity Studios in London (2003)

Courses in Documentary Photography at the foto8 gallery in London (2012)

member of the board Estonian Association of Press Photographers (EPFL) (2012-2015)

portrait and documentary photography editor in Estonian photo magazine Positiiv (2015-…)


Selected Publications

The Washington Post (USA), Monocle Magazine (UK), San Francisco Chronicle (USA), Lens Culture Magazine (France), Feature Shoot (USA, New York), P3 (Portugal), FK Magazine (Latvia), OST SEE Magazine (Latvia), ZEKE Magazine (USA, Massachusetts), Bird in Flight Magazine (Ukraine), Verve Photo (USA), The Trip Culture (UK), Technologist (Switzerland), Freundin (Deutschland), Aamulehti (Finland), LiveJournal (Russia), ИноСМИ.ru (Russia), Positiiv (Estonia), Eesti Ekspress (Estonia), (Estonia) etc.



2017 Estonian Press Photo 2016, winner in the Feature Photo category (with the series To the Frozen Land of refugees in Estonia)

2016 honorable mention in Social Documentary Network Call for Entries on The Fine
Art of Documentary, Massachusetts , USA

2016 finalist of the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2016, Malaysia

2016 finalist of the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2016 in Lodz, Poland

2015 selected to the exhibition of The Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize 2015 in National Portrait Gallery, London

2015 finalist of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

2014 Grand Prize in Estonian Press Photo 2014 contest

2014 First Prize in Documentary, Estonian Press Photo 2014

2013  Nominant at the Estonian Press Photo portrait prize by the Estonian Newspaper Association

2012  October finalist of the monthly International Portrait Photography Award Shoot The Face

2012  Honorable Mention in the 2012 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition, Washington DC, USA

2010  Nominant at the Estonian Press Photo portrait prize by the Estonian Newspaper Association

2008  First Prize at the Estonian Press Photo competition by the Estonian Newspaper Association

2005  3nd Prize at the “Eye on the Field” competition by the Estonian Fund for Nature and Ministry of Agriculture

2002  First Prize at the „Estonia Transforming!“ international photo competition by the Interbrand

2001  Marked out at the Estonian Nature Photo of the Year competition

2000  2nd Prize at the Tourist Photo of the Year competition by the Estonian Tourist Board


Solo and Duo Exhibitions

2017  Plane Watchers; Physicum gallery, Tartu, Estonia

2017  The Study of Sight;  Tallinn Art Hall gallery, Estonia (photography by Annika Haas, sculptures by Elo Liiv and Jekaterina Kultajeva)

2017  Plane Watchers; Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel), Estonia

2017  OMG, She is Bald!; Telliskivi Creative City gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2016  OMG, She is Bald!; gallery Saaremaa Art Studio, Kuressaare, Estonia

2016 Plane Watchers; Estonian Photo Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

2016 We, the Roma; European Parliament, Strasbourg, France

2016 We, the Roma; The Nordischer Klang festival, Greifswald, Germany

2016 Plane Watchers; Positiiv Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2016 We, the Roma; Estonian Embassy in Berlin, Germany

2015 We, the Roma; National Foreign Language Library in Budapest, Hungary

2015 – 2017 Parallel Worlds of the Lake Peipus; arthouse ambulARToorium, Estonia (exhibition with Eva Sepping)

2015 We, the Roma; Emil Gallery in Tampere, Finland

2015 We, the Roma; Estonian Embassy in Helsinki, Finland

2014 Plane Watchers; Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2014 We, the Roma; Ugala Theatre, Viljandi

2014 Plane Watchers; at Photoville festival, New York City, USA

2014 We, the Roma; National Library of Estonia, Tallinn

2014 We, the Roma; Postal Museum gallery, Tartu

2013 We, the Roma; Valga museum gallery, Valga

2010 Crooked World. (Kõverpidimaailm), Deco gallery, Tallinn

2003 – 2008  Vanishing Estonian Landscapes. Milk Trestles; Pärnu, Tallinn, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tartu, Paide, Viljandi

2003  Ukraine. People and Time; National Library of Estonia, Tallinn

2001  Review exhibition of EU financed objects in Estonia at the Rural Day of the Movement of Estonian Villages and Small Towns

1998  Beings, Tartu University Library

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  Estonian Photographic Art Fair, Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn

2017  Periphery: From Kihnu to South Africa by Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo Centre; Telliskivi Creative City gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2017  WoMan by Gallery Positiiv; Tallinn Art Week project Take a Stand! on Freedom Square of Tallinn; Estonia

2017  best of Estonian Press Photography 2016; Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Narva; Estonia

2016 EXTENSION.EE, exhibition of Estonian modern art, Gallery Triumph, Moscow, Russia

2016 portrait photography exhibition Portrait Salon 2016, Metro Imaging gallery, London, UK

2016 Estonian Photographic Art Fair, Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn

2016 exhibition of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2016 Winners & Finalists, Whitebox Gallery,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2016 exhibition of The Taylor Wessing Phptographic Portrait Prize 2015, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Staffordshire and Scottish National Portrait Gallery, UK

2015 exhibition of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 at National Portrait gallery, London

2015 exhibition of LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014 at Photo London fair; Somerset House, London

2015 festival / manifest VDRUG, photography exhibition Tavai, Viru Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

2014  best of Estonian Press Photography 2014, Viru Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

2013  best of Estonian Press Photography 2013, Viru Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

2012  FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition Winners, FotoWeek Central @ The Warner Building, Washington DC, USA

2012  Estonia in Pictures; Quebec Observatoire de la Capitale, Quebec City, Canada

2011  Prichudie. Revisited; St. John’s Church, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2011  Culture of Russian Old Believers; Narva Museum, Narva, Estonia

2011  Prichudie. Revisited; Yugo-Zapadnaya Centre, Moscow, Russia

2010  Young Sight and Sound about Europe; Accademia Reale di Spagna, Rome, Italy

2010  Prichudie. Revisited; State Art Gallery, Perm, Russia

2010  EtnoFotorism; series of four different photo exhibitions at Russian Theatre, Estonian National Library, Solaris Centre and Gallery of Theatre Vanemuine, Tallinn, Tartu, Estonia

2010  Estonia in Pictures; Estonian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada

2009 What Lies Beneath. Nature and Urban Landscape in EU Photography; House of Sweden, Washington D.C, USA

2009  Prichudie. Revisited; Northern Institute of Åland, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland

2009  Estonia in Pictures; Estonian Embassy in Washington, Washington D.C, USA

2008  Prichudie. Revisited; festival Walestonia; Cardiff, Wales, UK

2008  Prichudie. Revisited; Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

2008  Photo Festival FotoWeek DC, International Photographers exhibition at FotoWeek DC Central, Washington D.C, USA

2008  Les Recontres d’Arles/Photo Festival Arles – the European Night Project, European Photographic Identities; Paris, France

2008  Prichudie. Revisited; Town Art Center, Pskov, Russia

2008  Prichudie. Revisited; National Library of Karelia, Petroskoy, the Republic of Karelia

2007  Prichudie. Revisited; gallery ambulARToorium, Tartu county, Estonia