Joakim started his career in journalism in 2005 after studies in Stockholm. He worked as a photographer and reporter for various local newspapers in Sweden before moving back to Stockholm to work as an editor for two of the largest newspapers in Sweden, Aftonbladet and Expressen.

Since 2010 he has worked as a photojournalist focusing on long-term projects in developing countries and conflict areas such as Afghanistan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan as well as working regularly as an editor in Stockholm.

He is currently based in Beirut, Lebanon.