Joel Karppanen (b. 1993) is a Finnish artist known for his socially and historically aware works. Karppanen concentrates on making personal, long-term documentary photography projects and essay films. 

Karppanen has received recognition including New Photo Journalist Award and Young Hero Grant in 2017. Karppanen's work has been exhibited e.g. in Helsinki, London and Vienna and his works can be found in various public and private collections. Karppanen's first monograph 'Finnish Pastoral' was published in 2018.

Karppanen is represented by ARTag Gallery in Helsinki, Finland. 

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