HARRI Juhani PÄLVIRANTA

HARRI Juhani PÄLVIRANTA


1971, Tampere
Photographer
Torkkelinkuja 10 A 12, 00500 Helsinki
http://www.harripalviranta.com
Bio     

Harri Pälviranta (born 1971) is a Finnish photographic artist and a researcher. His major artistic interests are in societal topics, for example in issues relating to violence and masculinity. Theoretically much of his work falls into practice that can be categorized as documentary. However, in Pälviranta’s use documentary does not refer to journalistic documentaries, his work rather activates self-reflective practices within documentary discourse. Along this line of thought, as a form of expression documentary relates to concepts such as verisimilitude and dramatized and narrated real.

His works has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions internationally, in 17 countries from Finland to Korea, the USA to Singapore. He has done recindencies in Albania, Ireland and UK. He has a BA in photography from the Turku Arts Academy (2000) and a MA in Media Studies from the University of Turku (2005). At the moment he prepares his Doctor’s degree in photography at the Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. He will be defending his practise based thesis in 2012.

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