feb 24


professional focus
Harri Pälviranta — Workshop



Latvian Photography Museum

Marstalu street 8.LV-1050

Tel: +371 67222713

The workshop will focus on participants’ projects. It aims at giving insightful guidance to the participants and help them strengthening their projects and approaches. Participating photographers should be aiming a career and should have some experience. Photographers and artists attending the workshop are invited to bring with them either ongoing or completed projects.

The workshop is based on a tailored approach: each participant receives personal feedback and guidance that best supports her/his endeavours. Projects are discussed in one to one meetings.

Before the workshop, the participant needs to define to her/himself where she/he is aiming with the project in question: does she/he want to publish a book, have an exhibition, gain position in an agency, or something else. Clearer the vision is, more helpful advice can be given.

The workshop will be imparted in English. If you have any problems during the execution of the payment through Paypal, you will be able to pay the 20€ fee at the museum the day the workshop is taking place. If you are in this situation, please reach us here: info@transeuropephoto.eu

Read How to participate, before making the inscription.

Born 1971, Finland, is a photographic artist and researcher. He holds a Doctor of Arts degree in photography from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki (2012). His works has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, some of the latest group shows including Latvian Museum of Photography in Riga, Robert Capa Center in Budapest, National Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb and Metropolitan Arts Center in Belfast and solo shows at Gallery H2O in Barcelona, Spain, CFF gallery in Stockholm, Sweden and Tampere Art Museum in Finland. To name some achievement from the past, in 2007 he won the PhotoEspana Descubrimientos award, and the years 2017-2019 he is working with an artist grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

At the core of Pälviranta’s artistic curiosity are issues relating to violence and masculinity, and often in his works he bridges these two themes. His artistic approach varies depending on the project: the final result can be post-photography or classical documentary, moving or still image. Theoretically much of his work falls into practice that can be categorized as documentary, yet his work aims at activating critical practices within documentary discourse. Along this line of thought, in Pälviranta’s use documentary relates to concepts such as constructed verisimilitude and dramatized, narrated real.