Mikko Takkunen is a photo editor at The New York Times, based in Hong Kong. Before joining the Times in December 2015, Takkunen was the International Photo Editor at Time.com in New York. Born in 1979, and originally from Finland, Takkunen lived in the UK for over 10 years. Before joining Time in 2013, he spent two years working as a freelance photographer in London for various international newspapers. 

In 2007, Takkunen started the popular Photojournalism Links website, for which he curated the best photojournalism published online. Photojournalism Links was published on Time’s LightBox photo blog between 2013-15.