Tuula Alajoki is a Finnish curator and the director of the Backlight Photo Festival (Tampere, Finland). She has been involved in Photographic Centre Nykyaika´s actions and Backlight since her graduation as a visual artist in 2001, and in 2012 she was appointed to be the director of the event. Alajoki curates exhibitions both in Finland and abroad and she works intensively to develop international art and artist exchanges. Currently she also lecturers and teaches analogue photography in Tampere. She has a Master degree in Art from the Aalto University, School of Art and Design and she has completed her studies in Art History and Theory at the University of Helsinki.