NB Mikko started working as a photo editor in January 2013 and is currently not taking on assignments or commissions.
Mikko Takkunen (b.1979, Finland) is a London based photographer, specialising in editorial photography.
Editorial clients include The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and M - le magazin du Monde.
NGO clients include Save the Children UK
Before taking-up photography in his mid-twenties, Mikko studied politics in Scotland. In 2006 Mikko moved to Wales to do a BA Photojournalism degree at Swansea Metropolitan University, which he graduated in 2009. So far he has worked on projects in Sierra Leone, Mexico, Lebanon, United States, UK, and his native Finland. In 2009, Mikko was awarded the Runner-Up Prize in the Guardian Student Photographer of the Year and he was also shortlisted in the student series of PDN Annual and New York Photo Awards, as well as the Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award. During 2010 Mikko was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and awarded the Young Photographer of the Year prize by the Society of Finnish Press Photographers.
Mikko is also the founder of Photojournalism Links website.