Nelli Palomäki

Posted by Fabio 24 September 2018

Nelli Palomäki’s photographs deal with the growth, memory and our problematic way of seeing ourselves. One of the crucial themes in her portraiture is our mortality. She describes: “We fight against our mortality, denying it, yet photographs are there to prove our inescapable destiny. The idea of getting older is heart-rending.” Her timeless portraits of children and young people reveal the fragility of the moment shared with her subject. She is a graduate of Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki.