Juuso Westerlund b.1975 fulfilled the Bachelor Degree in Photography at Turku Arts Academy 1997-2001. After Turku he completed the MA degree in Photography in 2001-07 at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki.
During and after the MA studies Westerlund has taken part in a number of national and international art and photography shows and has also held a number of one-man exhibitions.
His photography focuses mainly on social documentary and portraiture. the visual language varies from weird to more weird.
His first monograph Karaoke Nation was published in 2008. In 2017 his project “jackpot” exhibited in 5 european cities.
He is a member of Moment Agency and Institute Artist.
Almost Perfect is a project in photography and film by the Nordic photographers’ collective Moment, in collaboration with curator Susanne Fessé.
In Almost Perfect we explore the polarized images of our home countries in six unique photographic projects. Each project takes a starting point in one or more of the traits that we see as defining for the Nordic societies: equality, individualism, beauty, secularism, social democracy, nature romanticism. Each artist interprets their chosen theme in light of these core values to reflect today’s realities in the Nordic countries.