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The Press Photo Archive JOKA write about press photos

The articles have first been published in the Kamera magazine.

Kamera 8/2021

A total work of art

Artists’ portraits from the press photo collection of the Otava publishing company.


Kamera 6/2021

Two happy fairytale princes

Journalists visited the summer camp of female gymnasts in July 1933.


Kamera 3/2021

Princes in the Kingdom of Hartola in 1988

Press photographer Anja Halla captured the moments.


Kamera 2/2021

Young heroes

Black-and-white photos by Kari Pekonen documented Rauni Mollberg’s colour film adaptation of The Unknown Soldier.


Kamera 8/2020

From the outskirts of Helsinki to global circular economy

The photos of photo journalist UA Saarinen promote recycling.


Kamera 7/2020

The era of the Count

Count Louis Sparre took photos in Kainuu and Russian Karelia over 120 years ago.


Kamera 6/2020

Seeking the real-life Nancy Drew

UA Saarinen leads the viewers to mysteries.


Kamera 5/2020

On a roadless road

Eero Sauri, a young reporter, became familiar with the life and people of the Torne Valley in the 1950s.


Kamera 4/2020

Have a drink and you’re there

Kalevi Keihänen offered a photo journalist a trip to Australia.


Kamera 3/2020

Photos from here and there

Suomen Kuvalehti invited its readers to submit their photos as early as 1917.


Kamera 2/2020

Little Pietari’s town

Anja Halla’s street photos document 20 years of life in Heinola’s wooden house district.


Kamera 9/2019

Endlich, at last!

When the wall that had separated the two Germanys came down 30 years ago, the streets were crowded with celebrating people. Press photographer Hannu Lindroos was there to record the end of Europe's division.


Kamera 7/2019

Finnish film in the 1950s

‘The White Reindeer is an incredible piece of Finnish cinema and a glorious achievement for its makers.’


Kamera 6/2019

Zoom in on Kekkonen

Taking off his dark suit, the president turned into a man of the people.


Kamera 4–5/2019

Such vigour, such passion!

Helge Heinonen took his camera to the 1972 Lumberjacks' Culture Days.


Kamera 2/2019

Organic travels in Lapland

UA Saarinen took photos on Ylläs before the era of ski lifts.


Kamera 9/2018

The news photo that does not exist

90-year-old Mauri Vuorinen photographed presidents.


Kamera 8/2018

Miniskirts and marijuana

There is nothing more beautiful in London in 1969 than friendship and love.


Kamera 6/2018

Transforming Helsinki

The newspaper photographs of Uusi Suomi depict a Helsinki in the midst of transformation.


Kamera 4-5/2018

From driver to photographer

The two female photographers of Itä-Häme were a notable exception at the time.


Kamera 3/2018

A presidential election à la America

Helge Heinonen photographed the 1964 United States presidential election.


Kamera 6/2017

Endless enjoyment from rock!

The first Ruisrock festival was held in 1970.


Kamera 1/2017

Witnessing the antics of a daredevil reporter

UA Saarinen captured reporter Matti Jämsä’s stunts on film.


Kamera 9/2016

From printing plate to press photo

Back in the day, a printing plate was first prepared of each press photograph for the printing process.


Kamera 8/2016

The Helsinki metro with its many twists and turns

News photographs followed the construction of the Helsinki Metro from the 1960s to the 1980s.


Kamera 4-5/2016

The Staged Trial

Photographer Jarmo Kontiainen participated in a staged trial in Sodankylä.


Kamera 3/2016

The countryside between the past and the future

Erkki Voutilainen photographed the rural change.


Kamera 8/2015

Three sweltering days in Helsinki

In 1975, press photographers in Helsinki were kept busy by the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).


Kamera 6-7/2015

Kotka Maritime Festival 30 years ago

Breakdance and Dingo attracted an audience in 1985.


Kamera 5/2015

True lies

The ‘Todelliset valheet’ (True lies) exhibition presented the 1970s underground.


Kamera 1/2015

Light up the underpants

Relaxing music is always playing at the studio of the fashion photographer Kari Pulkkinen.


Kamera 9/2014

Atomic train on its way to the east

The first shipment of spent nuclear fuel left for the Soviet Union 33 years ago.


Kamera 6-7/2014

Lifestyle entrepreneur Johan Venninen

The construction project by the blind Johan Venninen was recorded in photographs from the 1950s.

Jewellery. Model: Sirpa Suosmaa, 1977. Photo: Kari Pulkkinen / Press Photo Archive JOKA / Finnish Heritage Agency

Jewellery. Model Sirpa Suosmaa, 1977. Photo: Kari Pulkkinen / Press Photo Archive JOKA / The Finnish Heritage Agency (JOKAKP10_01Muo:10)

In 1957, Matti Jämsä tested the asbestos suit belonging to Suomen Mineraali. He remained in the flames for so long that the assistants began to fear for the worse. Photo: UA Saarinen / Press Photo Archive JOKA / Finnish Heritage Agency

In 1957, Matti Jämsä tested the asbestos suit belonging to Suomen Mineraali. He remained in the flames for so long that the assistants began to fear for the worse. Photo: UA Saarinen / Press Photo Archive JOKA / Finnish Heritage Agency (JOKAUAS2_3728:9)