No other site reviews and critiques news images as well as publishes original photography — all in the name of helping you become a sharper “visual consumer.” Are you bombarded by powerful images from the world of news, culture and social media? Sign up for our “Week in Re-View” and let us help unpack them for you. Other sites read the words. We read the pictures.

Archives About Staff BagNews is dedicated to visual politics, media literacy & the analysis of news images.
July 11, 2011

John Moore: Surviving the U.S. Recession

“A lot of people who would never be in line at a soup kitchen find themselves there with their families just trying to get something to eat. This is really new in this recession.”

Since 2008, John Moore, a staff photographer at Getty Images, has been documenting the impact of the U.S. Recession. Having lived abroad for many years, John was especially aware of the economic challenges affecting so many Americans. From the scene of mortgage evictions and crowded job fares to the lines at food banks and free health clinics, Moore found people willing to let him photograph in the most bitter of circumstances. Besides an overview of the breadth and scope of the enduring recession, this BagNewsSalon audio slideshow also documents Moore’s commitment to the story. We are proud to provide this window, to draw attention to a recession that may have ended on paper, but in practical terms, continues to plague so many Americans. Also, we are pleased to offer this forum to a compassionate and truly gifted photographer so highly attuned to the voices of humanity. — Sandra Roa

See previous BagNewsSalon audio slideshows with photographers Brenda Ann Keneally, Michael Kamber, Jon Lowenstein and Ashley Gilbertson here.

About the Photographer


Comments Powered by Disqus

Originals Archive Archives