1993 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize

Markus Jokela

Helsingin Sanomat

01 January, 1992

A woman examines a fish brought in the same morning. In winter, fish is caught by drilling holes in the ice and then lowering the bait on a line. Because food remains in short supply, many townspeople have given up their jobs in order to go hunting and fishing, both for their own consumption and to trade. The opening of Vladivostok to the outside world dramatically changed the atmosphere in the city. People have started importing second-hand consumer goods from Japan, and private enterprise thrives. The sidewalks have become a market-place for all kinds of merchandise.

About the photographer

Markus Jokela

He earned his MA in social sciences at University of Tampere, in Finland. From 1981 to 1993, he wrote as a journalist at the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, and then he became a pho...

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