What Will Be the Iconic Images of This Recession?


via kottke:

Slate is organizing its readers in an effort to photographically document the current recession/depression/economic crisis. The 30s had photos of people in soup lines and the 70s had gas lines but what does the economic crisis look like when everyone is online?

You can’t take a picture of the unemployed if they never leave the house.

Interested photographers can upload their photos to Slate’s Shoot the Recession group on Flickr.


MY TWO CENTS: I think images of the foreclosed homes (particularly the real estate wastelands of Detroit, Florida, California and Arizona) may win out.

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