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Thursday, December 11, 2008

World Financial Crisis in the Eyes of a Photographer

A new album called «Bunkrupt» was recently released by a famous photographer Phillip Toledano dedicated to the world financial crisis. In the album is a collection of photos, taken in offices of bankrupt companies. What turned out from this idea see below...
These images document the human costs of economic failure. The experience was more like economic archeology, than photography.There was an unsettling , Pompeii-like stillness to recently abandoned offices. A coat hanger waiting patiently for a coat. A flattened gym sock. An inspirational poster, with no one to inspire. Everywhere, signs of life, interrupter...


3 comments:

Henry the Dog said...

My mum's having problems 'cause of this Credit Munch thing and the fact that there is this really strong euro (perhaps it can lift heavy things) so I'm hoping that she doesn't end up having this 'bankrupt' thing. When mum worked in the UK she used to help companies and people who were going bankrupt. I did worry that I would be taken away from her if she went bankrupt, then I found out that they only take things that are worth loads of money. I'm cute, but I'm not worth loads of money (except to mum):)

Alen4ik Litvinenko said...

Don't worry no one is ever going to take you away!:) At least I would never let anyone take my little Kvadrapusik away (she is a Shit Zhu breed).
But his crisis has really touched a lot of people, thankfully so far is taking a curve around me and not really had an effect yet (hopefully that stays that way)
I hope your mom deals well with the current situation, you shouldn't worry! :)
And thanks for your comment..please stop by anytime!!!

Amanda said...

Very cool. I'll have to share these pics too!