Claire Aho, photographer, Died at 90


Claire Aho was born on November 2, 1925, and died on November 29, 2015.

She was a pioneering Finnish photographer.

Claire started her career in the 1940s at the Aho & Soldan company, owned by her family.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Claire was an early proponent of colour photography in Finland.

Her photos have been exhibited in Kiel and London among others.

A major retrospective of her work was held in Helsinki in 2011.

Born in Helsinki, Claire was the daughter of Finnish film director Heikki Aho son of the Finnish national author Juhani Aho and his artist wife Venny Soldan-Brofeldt.

Her mother Dinah was Latvian.

Claire moved to Sweden in 1974 where she worked as a photographer in for several newspapers inlucing Hufvudstadsbladet and with Nordic Museum.

Claire passed away in Stockholm on 29 November 2015 in a fire in her home.