Dr. Harri Laakso (b. 1965) is Associate Professor of Photography Research. At Aalto University he works mainly in the Department of Media but also in the Department of Art and the Department of Film, Television and Scenography. Previously he worked as Professor of Visual Culture and Art for 12 years. Laakso's primary research interests are photographic images and theory, artistic research and word/image relations. In addition to his own art projects, research projects and publications, he has curated many exhibitions, e.g. co-curating the Falling Trees exhibitions in the Finnish and Nordic Pavillions at the Venice Biennale (2013).