As someone perpetually frustrated over the lack of variety and creativity in business images, this jumped out, especially as a counterpoint to all the charts and graphs I’ve been seeing lately.
The photo — a Reuters News Picture of the Year — was taken last month in Tokyo’s downtown business district. The photographer paired it with a caption describing how Japan had entered its first recession in seven years, brought on by the crumbling of third-quarter exports.
Honestly, I’m not sure how to read this, but it did trouble me in terms of the potential length of a recovery.
(image: Michael Caronna/Reuters. November 17, 2008.)