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 series and essay films.  

Karppanen has received recognition including New Photo Journalist Award and Young Hero Grant in 2017. His first monograph 'Finnish Pastoral' was published in 2018. Karppanen had his first museum solo show in the Aine Art Museum in 2019. Furthermore his works have been exhibited in London, Vienna, Bratislava and Helsinki among others. Karppanen's works can be found in various public and private collections. 

Karppanen is represented by Gallery Halmetoja in Helsinki, Finland.

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