My name is Joel Nieminen. I am a photographer and visual explorer. In my work I concentrate in living surroundings and phenomena in our time. I use my camera to study and portray people and life around me, using keen observation, imagination and the craft of digital imaging.

I live and work in Helsinki (FIN). My work range is divided between my own projects and client assignments.

For commissions contact me:

joel.helsinki@gmail.com
+358 44 970 4395

EDUCATION

Master's program (Photography) 2018 (on going) 2018 Aalto University, Helsinki Finland

Bachelor of Arts (Photography) 2013 The Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Netherlands

Bachelor studies/ industrial design 2006-2008 Institute of Design Lahti, Finland

Baccalaureate degree 2004 The High school of Fine Arts Helsinki, Finland

CLIENTS

SANOMA MAGAZINES (Helsingin Sanomat, Kodin Kuvalehti, MeNaiset, ET Lehti, etc.), Talous Elama, Olivia, FLOW FESTIVAL, THE FINNISH CULTURE INSTITUTE BENELUX, The Royal Academy of Art Den Haag, Ylioppilaslehti etc.

EXHIBITIONS

2017

DE KRACHT VAN ROTTERDAM Urban Photography Edition 2017 “Youth in World Cultures” Group Exhibition in public spaces in city of Rotterdam. From Nov. 2017 to Nov. 2018 

NIGHT OF THE ARTS 2017, Helsinki Finland. “Land and it’s Inhabiants. Journeys to Finland 2011-2017” Solo Exhibition at park Lapinlahti. 24th August to 5th September 2017. Helsinki Finland 

2014 

BEYOND BIENNIAL Tollhuistuin Amsterdam 6-26th September 2014 ELLE festival FELIX&FOAM Amsterdam 27-29th June 2014 DESIGN KWARTIER festival Den Haag 16-18th May 2014 

SALONE DEL MOBILE VENTURA LAMBRATE Milano, Italy 9-14 April 2014 

2013 

MENZIS JONG TALENT Den haag October 2013 GRADUATION EXHIBITION KABK Den Haag, Netherlands 6-13 July 2013 

DE FILOSOFIE NACHT Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands April 2013 

 2012

BREDA PHOTO 2012 INTERNATIONAL PHOTO BIENNIAL Breda, Netherlands September 11 - October 21, 2012 

ARLES IN BEIJING/ Caochangdi Photo Spring CAFA, Beijing, China April 21 - May 31, 2012 VERSUS PHOTO EXHIBITION HOOP exhibition space Den Haag 13-22th January

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PUBLISHED IN

FEATURE/ “IN BEELD” ROOILIJN (JANUARY 2015) ARTICLE/ DE CORRESPONDENT (JANUARY 2014)

INTERNSHIPS

Jeroen Hofman Amsterdam Spring 2012