October 1, 2008

Black Car Limos

Wall St. Drivers

I find my primary solace in those who, one a day-to-day basis, continue to visually capture the human dimension of the Wall Street bailout and the intersection of the two Americas.  Photographer Yana Paskova captured this image for the NYT metro section that morning the Wall Street meltdown simultaneously hit the fan and the papers.  The caption reads:

Waiting for clients outside Lehman Brothers in Midtown on Tuesday were, from left, Samuel Dankwah, Ernest Campbell, Ronald Saba and Yves Bertrand, who drive black-car limousines.

Accompanying article: “Hard Times for Drivers of the Wall St. Powerful”

(revised 10.2.08)

(image: Yana Paskova for The New York Times. published September 16, 2008)

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