Paul Melcher's selection
Mikko Takkunen is a talented photojournalist represented by Reportage by Getty Images. Based in London, this 33 year old, originally from Finland, has been published in the most prestigious publication worldwide. Like any other photojournalist, he loves to look at his peers' work. But unlike his colleagues, he loves to share his discoveries with others.
Enters photojournalismlinks.com. Mikko catalogs here, on a regular basis, the photojournalism stories that have grabbed his attention the most in order to share them with everyone else who has an interest. While his intent is to update it once a week, he has a hard time keeping to his schedule, probably a combination of being too busy shooting and/or not finding enough great links. But when he updates, it is a feast for the eyes. Everything and everyone from the contemporary photojournalism world that matter appear here, along with those yet unknown that are carving a path of their own.
He also likes to develop some commentary, once in a while, on photographs that have grabbed his attention . Viewing photojournalism by someone who is living it is always a treat for the rest of us, as it brings valuable insight into the motivation and aspiration of photographers. Along with great links to amazing stories compiled with great love, there is the wonderful pleasure of discovering a carefully curated selection of the best of the best.
While the internet is quickly getting loaded with an insurmountable amount of snapshots, it is a refreshing sight to see when someone of talent shows you the way to visual gems. If ever Mikko decides to put down his camera, which we hope he doesn't, he can rest assure that he has a future as a great photo editor. In the mean time, let's continue to enjoy his almost weekly selections.