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educator , photographer

Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Finnish photographer, educator. Named Knighthood Order of Lion, Finnish Government, 1992; recipient Art prize, 2006, Scritture d'Acqua prize, Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, 1996; fellowship, National Endowment Arts New England Region, 1991. Member of Photographic Resource Center Boston, Society Photographic Education (board member).

Background

Minkkinen, Arno Rafael was born on June 4, 1945 in Helsinki, Finland. Son of Reino Johannes and Riitta Ali Minkkinen.

Education

Bachelor, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, 1967. Master of Fine Arts, Rhode Island Sch Design, Providence, 1974.

Career

Visiting lecturer Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu, Helsinki, 1974—1976. Assistant professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1977—1981. Visiting professor University Arts, Philadelphia, 1981—1982.

Visiting lecturer Lahti Institute Design, Finland, 1975—1976, 1984—1986. Visiting professor University Art & Design Helsinki, 1984—1986, docent, since 1991. Professor University Massachusetts, Lowell, since 1987.

Visiting professor École d'Arts Appliqués, Vevey, Switzerland, 1995—2005. Graduate faculty Maine Media College, Rockport, Maine, since 2001. Board member Society Photographic Education, Cleveland, since 2008.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include. Contributor to monographs (Book of Year, 1994).

Membership

Member of Photographic Resource Center Boston, Society Photographic Education (board member).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, skiing, hiking, rowing.

Connections

Married Sandra Jean Hughes. 1 child Dan Hughes.

father:
Reino Johannes

mother:
Riitta Ali Minkkinen

spouse:
Sandra Jean Hughes

child:
Dan Hughes Minkkinen