Joel Karppanen (b. 1993) is a Finnish artist who concentrates on personal, in-depth documentary projects. His photographs and videos converse on topics around human environment, common people and the urban-rural dichotomy. He strives to find magic and beauty in commonplace things.
In 2017 Karppanen received Young Hero – Jouko Lehtola Foundation Award for a Young Documentary Photographer and was shortlisted for Burn Magazine's Emerging Photographer Fund.
Joel has had solo and group exhibitions in Finland and his works can be found in public and private collections.
Besides his artistic work, Karppanen commits assignments for clients such as Suomen Kuvalehti, Kaleva, Lännen Media, Helsingin Sanomat and European Press Photo Agency.
Karppanen lives and works in Kemi, Finland.
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