Mikko Kerttula(b.1984) is a Finnish visual artist, photographer and teacher currently based in Lahti. He has a passion for experimental documentary projects and regularly exhibits them both in shows and as self-published artist’s books. Kerttula holds an MA in photojournalism from the Mid Sweden University and a B.A.A from the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts. In addition to diverse photographic assignments, Mikko works as a freelance videographer.

Contact mikkokerttula.photography@gmail.com for collaborations, photography and video work.

CV

EDUCATION
• M.A in Photojournalism, International Programme: Mid Sweden University / 2014 - 2016
• B.A.A in Photography: Lahti Institute Of Design and Fine Arts, Finland / 2008 - 2013
• Visual Arts and Photography: Kymenlaakso Adult Education Center, Finland / 2007 - 2008 

• AFS Intercultural Programs: Gorogan High School, NSW Australia: / Feb 2002 - Sep 2002*
*Credits from: Black&White Photography, Darkroom, Visual Design, Ceramics, English, Marine Studies and PADI Open Water Diving.

WORK EXPERIENCE
• Teacher of Photography / Lahti Folk High School of Arts / August 2017 - Present
• Photographer / Freelance / October 2009 - Present
• Videographer and Editor / Sanoma Pro Ltd, Finland / August 2015 - October 2016
• Videographer and Editor / Sanoma Pro Ltd, Finland / June 2015 - November 2015
• Personal Assistant / Ambassador Arto Mansala / June 2011 - September 2014
• Workshop Teacher / Social Services Center Verso in Lahti, Finland / July 2012 - September 2012
• DOP, Editor and Assistant / Zengleam Filmz, California U.S / January 2012 - March 2012
• Digital print-lab & Scanning Assistant / Lahti Institute Of Design and Fine Arts, Finland / September 2011 - October 2012

EXHIBITIONS
• Kärkölä: In Countryside, Almost in the City; Exhibition space Lato / Huovila, Finland / 2017
• Splinters of Järvelä, Galleri Kontrast / Stockholm, Sweden / 2016 

• Masters Work: A View of the North III, Fotomuseet Sundsvall / Sweden / 2015
• New Members of LAP: Scotland and the Possibility of Independence, Gallery Kipinä / Lahti, Finland / 2015

• KYKA 15th Anniversary Exhibition: Scotland and the Possibility of Independence, Cultural Center of Kouvola / Finland / 2014
• Piilossa, Peitetty; Gallery Oyoy / Lahti, Finland / 2013
• PILK, Gallery Oyoy / Lahti, Finland / 2011
• Picture Texas, Gallery Oyoy / Lahti, Finland / 2010
• Lahti Ski Games 2009 / Lahti, Finland / 2009
• Luova, Cultural Center of Kouvola / Finland / 2008
• KYKA Visual Arts, Manski / Kouvola, Finland / 2008
• KYKA Photography, Manski / Kouvola, Finland / 2007

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
Kent Klich, Greger Ulf Nilson and Nina Korhonen, The Return of the Photobook / Sundsvall, Sweden / 2015
Pieter Ten Hoopen and Aki Roukala, Nordic Masterclass II (organized by FAP) / Inari, Finland / 2013
• Anne-Marie Vesto, Book Graphics / Lahti, Finland / 2012
John Phillip Mäkinen, Fanzine Photonovel / Lahti, Finland / 2011
Jodi Bieber, Milieu-portrait Photography / Helsinki, Finland / 2011
Japo Knuutila, Katse - Documentary Workshop / Lahti, Finland / 2011
Stefan Bremer and Jouko Lehtola, Contact Photography / Latvia and Finland / 2010 


GRANTS
• The Finnish Cultural Foundation's Päijät-Häme Regional Fund - for the production of Splinters of Järvelä exhibition in Stockholm / 2016
• The Finnish Association of Photojournalists - for the Nordic Masterclass II Workshop / 2013
• LUAS (Lahti University of Applied Sciences) - for overseas internship / 2012
• The Patricia Seppälä Foundation - for the Picture Texas documentary workshop / 2010 
 


MEMBERSHIPS
• The Center for Photography (CFF-Centrum för fotografi), Stockholm Sweden / Since 2015

• The Lahti Art Photography Association (LAP) / Since 2014
• The Finnish Association of Photojournalists (FAP) / Since 2012

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