Janne uses documentary photography to explore complex social issues, seeking visual approaches to storytelling that help audiences connect with his subjects and their experiences. He values collaborative approaches and works internationally on long-term documentary projects. He also shoots on assignment for Magazines and NGO´s. He works has published in New York Times, The Washington Post, Suomen Kuvalehti, Helsingin Sanomat. He studying master level of Photography in Aalto-university.
Photography means more to me than just doing it: it is as important as breathing and living. I switched in documentary shooting 10 years ago. Image has always been an important form of narrative but I wanted it to show the touch of life and humanity that define my ideas. Socially important and difficult topics that are approachable make me work. I feel I have a mission. I am proud and humbled as well as grateful. Things that have touched me, touched them, too. That is the stories, the interaction with people that developed to the eye to see.
EDUCATION AND REPRESENTATION
2020 LUZ photo agency / content marketing, representative abroad.
2018- ongoing Aalto University, Master's program in Photography
2016-2018 Doc United - Documentary project under the direction of Hannamari Shakya. Entrepreneur's degree.
2004-2008 Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, Median of Communication
PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS
2020 Suomen Kuvalehti, Welcome to Hell, Baghdad and demonstrations
2019 Washington Post, Song of the Riverside, publication
2016-2020 Newspaper Kaleva, free photographer,
2019/8 Wood Opera, documentation
2019/8 Helsingin Sanomat, voice in the forest
2019/4 Suomen Suomen Kuvalehti, Artists of the Free City
2019/3 Suomen Kuvalehti, Women of Mosul
2019/3 Helsingin Sanomat, Finland's focus
2018/2 Suomen Kuvalehti, Mosul comes to life
2018/7 New York Times, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Fleeing Russia
2018/7 Kaleva, two stories about Mosul
2018/4 Helsingin Sanomat, two-year cancer battle
2017/7 New York Times, Finland Has a Sports Screw Loose
2016/12 Suomen Kuvalehti, The Silence of War
2016/12 New York Times, Finnish citizen's salary
2016/12 New York Times, photo on magazine cover in December-2018
2017-2020 LUOVI, lesson teacher, photography
2013 Lectures and workshops in schools on the topic, poverty in Africa
2010-2011 Artist at school project, photography
2020 Finish Museum of Photography, UNFOLD, group exhibition.
2020 Museum of South Karelia, East Finland in photographs, group exhibition
2020 Sininen talo, Iijoki for one.
COMPETITIONS AND GRANTS
2019 Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant, € 24,000. Janne Körkkö and FIL, Virpi Alise Koskela)
2020 Gomma grant, Best colour documentary project
2019 Burn Magazine, Finalists for the 2019 Emerging Photographer.
2019 Discovery Awards 2010. Projection of the Discovery
2019 List of 72 shortlisted winners Anarchy
2018 Image report of 2018 in the magazine. “Mosul comes to life,” Suomen Kuvalehti
2017 Siena international photo award, Title: "War Of Silence" Award: Remarkable Artwork 2017
2016 My photo was selected for “European photography 100”. Ebola crisis
2013 Valto Parnu photo marathon victory