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RECESSION IN NEW YORK (United States, 2008-2009)
On 14 September, 2008, financial markets around the world crashed, a direct consequence of the collapse of Bear Sterns and Lehmann Brothers, and the threatened failure of many other banks. In the months after that Ashley Gilbertson recorded the atmosphere on Wall Street in sombre black and white: the worried faces, the unbelief, the despair and the dejection. But he also looked at the consequences for ordinary New Yorkers, who were confronted with unemployment, a growing number of homeless, and shuttered stores. Resilient, they try to make the best of it.
Ashley Gilbertson (Australia, 1978) made a name for himself with his penetrating photos of the war in Iraq. His work was included in the Pictures of the Year in TIME, and he received the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his photo report The Battle for Fallujah. His Iraq photos were collected in the book Whisky Tango Foxtrot. Presently he is working on two series that examine the aftermath of the war: Bedrooms of the Fallen and The Consequences of War: P.T.S.D & Suicide. Gilbertson is connected with the photo agency VII.
Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age
Price EUR 17,50