Financial Districts

Financial worker , New York Stock Exchange, 1999

Financial worker, New York Stock Exchange, 1999

 

These images were taken during a two-year period between May, 1999 and June, 2001. The project focused on white-collar workers in centers of Western financial power, including New York, London, Paris and San Francisco. This was a pre-9/11, Enron world in which new economy hype was in its ascendancy and globalization was the watchword of the financial sector. Two events weigh heavily on a reading of these images: the stunning World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001 and the spectacular demise of the dot.com bubble, which reached its peak in March of 2000 then burst and continued falling until the fall of 2002.

 
Financial worker , New York Stock Exchange, 1999

Financial worker, New York Stock Exchange, 1999

Financial worker , Wall Street, July 1999

Financial worker, Wall Street, July 1999

Financial worker , City of London, 1999

Financial worker, City of London, 1999

Financial worker , New York Stock Exchange, 1999

Financial worker, New York Stock Exchange, 1999

Financial worker , Downtown San Francisco, 2000

Financial worker, Downtown San Francisco, 2000

Financial workers , City of London, 1999

Financial workers, City of London, 1999

Silicon Valley , 2000

Silicon Valley, 2000

Silicon Valley , 2000

Silicon Valley, 2000

Silicon Valley , 2000

Silicon Valley, 2000

Financial worker,  Champs Elysée, Paris,  2001

Financial worker, Champs Elysée, Paris,  2001