DocImages is an experimental multimedia- and visual storytelling company founded in 2010. The founder, Kari Kuukka, was teaching in the University of Tampere visual journalism curriculum and the aspiring young talent was lacking an outlet for their work. Initiative from the students led to the creation of DocImages.
Kari went on to teach in Aalto University and Lahti University of Applied Sciences (former Institute of Design) along with pursuing his own career in high profile sports photography – including e.g. seven Olympic Games, Volvo Ocean Race, Wimbledon, Roland Garros and world/european championships in alpine skiing, athletics, ice hockey, figure skating, etc. to name a few.
At the same time he was building his own expertise on multimedia- and visual storytelling, attending workshops around the world (including two with Media Storm).
2016–17 he took almost a two years leave of absence from photography and proceeded to develop a teaching curriculum for all the skills and verticals necessary for the modern visual journalist.
Over the years DocImages has evolved into a visual storytelling studio centered very much on Kari’s work, but due to his long teaching career and extensive professional network, he has ample connections and contacts to work with. Former students he has worked with have gone to intern and work for National Geographic, International Red Cross, and other international NGO’s — not to mention the national press.
Lately DocImages has had an increasing collaboration with some of the best documentary film makers in the country.