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Born: 1966, Estonia
First camera: 1975
Freelancer: 1993
Last studies: 2003-2004 Institute of Visual Communications VVI OY, Finland
Base : Tallinn, Estonia

Solo exhibitions:
2001 ARHITEKTUURIFOTO: Kaido Haagen / Tallinn; Paris; Stockholm; Göteborg
2006 SILMAD VEES / Wet Eyes / Tallinn
2006 KAKS KARPI / Architect Raine Karp / Tallinn
2006 ABOVE & UNDER / Eesti tuletornid ja kalad / Muhu; Tallinn; Helsinki; Abruka; Vilsandi; Saaremaa; Keri
2007 MEHED LÄKSID MERELE / Gone to the Sea / Tallinn KUMU; Tallinn Arigato; Muhu
2008 WALLS 0808 / Tallinn
2009 MILLINE VAADE / Estonian Look / Tallinn; Lihula
2010 SILMAD VEES II / Wet Eyes II / 20x Estonia
2015 KAKS MEEST, KAKS HÜLJEST / Two Man, Two Seals (with Jarek Jõepera) / Tallinn; Haabneeme
2016 RAUDTEE(TA) JAAMAD / Railway(less) Stations / Tallinn; Haapsalu; Jõgeva; Kohila; Rapla; Viljandi
2016 MANDALA+ / Tallinn

Latest Awards:
GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 Underwater World: Highly Commended
Estonian Nature Photo of the Year 2009 World Nature category: Winner
Photo competition of the magazine 'Estonian Nature' 2009: Grand Prix
Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010 Underwater World: Highly Commended
Friends of the Earth International 2010 photo competition: Third prize
Beneath the Sea 2011 Underwater Behavior: Honorable mention
Ocean Views 2011: Third place
Baltic Nature Photo Contest 2011: Grand Prix
Baltic Nature Photo Contest 2011: 2x Category Winner
Asferico 2012: Highly commended
Beneath the Sea 2012 Conservation: Third place
Estonian Nature Photo of the Year 2012 World Nature category: Winner
Bloodless Hunt 2012: Grand Prix / Master of the Hunt
Estonian Nature Photo of the Year 2013 Black and White category: Winner
Dive Rite 2013 Photo Contest: Third prize
Ocean Geographic Society Pictures of the Year 2014: Honorable Mention
Ocean Art 2014 Cold Water category: Fourth place
Monochrome Awards 2014 Wildlife category: Honorable Mention
Ocean Geographic Society Pictures of the Year 2016: Honorable Mention
IUCN GMPP Oceans Photographer of the Year 2016 Human Impact category: Winner
Estonian Nature Photo of the Year 2017 Animal portrait category: Winner

Books:
Inside Estonian Homes / Üle Eesti kodu läve; text: Piret Veigel, Tiina Tammet, Varje Talivee; Forma Media 2008
The Story of Estonian Lighthouses / Eesti tuletornide lugu; text: Kaido Haagen; GO Travel 2010

All images in this website remain the property of Kaido Haagen. Images may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, projected or used in any way without written permission.