09. joulukuuta 2005

Can we trust photographs?

It has always been possible to manipulate photos, but only in recent years has it become possible for almost everyone. From the beginning of the 1990s, there have been many cases of major newspapers having published manipulated pictures. For example, National Geographic published a magazine cover in which the place of a pyramid had been changed. To the media, this poses a serious question: What is real? Where lies the ethical limit of manipulating pictures?

Home in a caravan

Around twenty people live in Rastila Camping all year round. Most of them have moved to Helsinki because of work. Eeva and Risto have lived in a caravan since they started working in Helsinki five years ago. They still can’t afford to rent a flat. They are dreaming of living in their former home town, Savonlinna, when they reach retirement.

Old shopping centres disappearing

In the 50s and 60s, shopping centres were symbols of a new era and hearts of fast-growing suburbs. Later, people started to drive to gigantic super markets instead of visiting their nearby mall. Many banks and posts disappeared along with the customers. Bars and pizzerias took over the empty places, and old shopping centres began to be seen as homes to many social problems. Now there are plans to demolish many of the old shopping centres.

Fighter on vacation

Professor Tiina Rosenberg was one of the prominent figures of the Swedish feminist party that was established this autumn. In October she decided to withdraw because she felt that it was too dangerous for her to be in politics. She was attacked and blamed for being too radical. She demands the same rights for everybody to define themselves – regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or gender.

Edited by Reeta Holma and Ylioppilaslehti staff.