Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What Will the Recession Look Like?

Slate magazine is encouraging its readers to submit photographs of the economic crisis. Past crises have led to iconic photographs of those in need:
The Great Depression calls to mind grainy news photos of bank runs and soup kitchens, and the harrowing portraits taken by Walker Evans. The downturn of the 1970s evokes images of yacht-size cars idling in line at the gas station. But what does the current economic crisis look like?
You also can't take a picture of the unemployed if they never leave the house.
How are we going to record the depression if everyone is glued to their TV and computer screens?

Shoot the Recession: Slate wants to see your photographs of the economic crisis.

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