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 conversing on topics around ordinariness and social consciousness.

Karppanen has received recognition including New Photo Journalist Award and Young Hero Grant in 2017. At the age of 25, Karppanen had his first museum solo show in the Aine Art Museum. 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 including The Finnish Museum of Photography. Karppanen's first monograph 'Finnish Pastoral' was published in 2018.

Karppanen is represented by ARTag Gallery in Helsinki, Finland.

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