Jaakko Julkunen was a Finnish photographer and photojournalist whose work portrayed both famous and everyday people in Finland through the middle of the 20th century.
Born in 1938 in eastern Finland, Julkunen began working in photography in the 1950s.
By the 1970s, Julkenen had started working for Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland. Julkunen worked in regional offices for the newspaper, often portraying rural life in regions in the east of Finland.
Julkunen retired in 2000, and died in January 2011. His legacy lives on in his photography, a selection of which we have chosen here.
Finnish President Urho Kekkonen's fitness was tested in Laukaa in 1974.
A car is trapped in snow in Kuopio in winter 1989.
Nuns from Lintula monastery in eastern Finland going to vote at municipal elections in 1972.
Staff of the newspaper Karjalainen being vaccinated against influenza in 1970.
A view of a snowy paved road in Juva - in the Southern Savonia region - in 1982.
The audience of an Air Show at Kuopio Airport in 1986.
Baker Antonina Cheuskina pictured in Cheuskino, USSR in 1979.
The opening of a canal lock in Juustila in 1968.
Housekeeper Lyydia Jolkkonen in Hukkala village in Polvijärvi in 1974.
A Karelian wedding taking place in Tuupovaara in 1973.
Cows were brought to the first private farmers in Russia from Finland, photographed in Russian Karelia in 1992.
The Nordic Wrestling Championships in Joensuu in 1969.