Nelli Palomäki

Born 1981
Hometown Forssa, Finland
Lives and Works Isnas, Finland
MA, University of Art and Design Helsinki
MA, London College of Communication, 2011
BA, Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, 2008

Nelli Palomäki Gallery Art

Gallery TAIK, Berlin, Germany

Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
StatoilHydro Art Collection, Stavanger, Norway
The Finnish Art Association, Helsinki, Finland
The Paulo Foundation, Helsinki, Finland

Nelli Palomäki is a photographer known for her haunting black-and-white portraits. Her eerie, tenebrous photographs of young children dressed in Victorian clothing betray a gothic sensibility. Her work harkens back to a time when getting one's portrait taken was a solemn, momentous occasion. Palomäki's subjects often gaze into the camera, still and serious. The powerful interpersonal relationship between photographer and sitter is paramount for Palomäki. "The intensity of the moment shared with the subject controls the portrait as we stand there with our grave faces, breathing the same heavy air, acutely aware of each other's details," she says. Palomäki's work has been exhibited in solo shows at Kulturhuset in Stockholm (2011) and Finland's Turku Art Museum (2008). She is included in ReGeneration2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today, a traveling exhibition and book project organized by Aperture Foundation in 2010. In 2010, she was also awarded the Victor Fellowship from the Hasselblad Foundation.
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