Big Picture: Scenes from the recession

As the saying goes: “A picture is worth a thousand words” – so there’s very little left for me to say other than these pictures strike home the reality that, the world is in a recession. 

The state of our global economy: foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcies, layoffs, abandoned projects, and the people and industries caught in the middle. It can be difficult to capture financial pressures in photographs, but here a few recent glimpses into some of the places and lives affected by what some are calling the “Great Recession”. (35 photos total) – source


Brittney Nance holds her head as she works on her laptop in her motel room at the Old Town Inn March 5, 2009 in West Sacramento, California. Brittney and her family were evicted from the house they were renting after her husband, Steve Nance, lost his job. The couple and their three children are living in a budget motel while they save enough money for deposit on a new rental home, but are finding it difficult as they pay nearly $1200 a month for the motel room. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


5 Responses to “Big Picture: Scenes from the recession”

  1. Excellent article and photos. That pretty much sums it up for many areas around the world. Very sad and scary.

  2. Very scary indeed. The comments below the pics also give quite good perspective on the different viewpoints of people, both directly involved, and those just spectating. Its actually quite sad to see the hardened hearts of people who aren’t struggling (yet), and how easily they lay blame… 😦

  3. Interesting blog, I’ll try and spread the word.

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