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Crisis & Opportunity
Produced by SocialDocumentary.net, this show features the work of four photographers who are the winners of a call for entries on the global recession that SDN announced in September 2009. The exhibit was first exhibited at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, February 16-March 14, 2010.




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Photo by Tomasz Tomaszewski
Photo by Tomasz Tomaszewski
Crisis & Opportunity
First place winner is Tomasz Tomaszewski from Poland for his exhibit “Hades?”, an exploration of workers in Upper Silesia, Poland who are losing their jobs and ways of life as a result of the global recession and economic restructuring.





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Photo by Khaled Hasan
Photo by Khaled Hasan
Crisis & Opportunity
The three honorable mentions are: Shiho Fukada's exhibit on a laborers town in Japan that has become a welfare town; Khaled Hasan's exhibit about a stone workers community on the Indo-Bangla border; 






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Photo by Shiho Fukada
Photo by Shiho Fukada
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and Michael McElroy's exhibit on the problem of affordable healthcare in the U.S. and loss of dignity.









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Photo by Michael McElroy
Photo by Michael McElroy

Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession

September 23–December 31, 2010
Watch the opening night presentation.

About the Photographers  

Michael F McElroy is a photographer based in Miami, Florida. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Revue, Monocle and Burn as well as other international magazines and newspapers. His work has been recognized by POYi, Communications Arts, Atlanta Photojournalism and the Society for News Design.  He is currently working on a project documenting India’s water crisis.  Michael is represented by Wonderful Machine and Zuma.

Tomasz Tomaszewski is a freelance photographer, was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1953. He started his photographic career with Polish magazines and worked with Solidarity Weekly as well as the underground press. In 1992 Tomaszewski's work received honorable mention in the magazine news category of the Washington Journalism Review (now the American Journalism Review) awards. His pictures have appeared in international publications including Stern, Paris Match, GEO, Tim

Shiho Fukada is a freelance photographer based in Beijing, China. She is a native of Tokyo, Japan with a degree in English literature, who worked in the fashion and advertising industries in New York before becoming a photojournalist. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Fortune, Geo, Stern, De Spiegel, Le Monde, Figaro, New York Magazine, among others. She has also shot several television commercials, using her still images. Her commercial clients include Microsoft, Nike, Clinique, Johnson & Johnson, CBS News, MSNBC, among others. She moved to Beijing February 2009 from New York.

Khaled Hasan was born in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, in 1981. He started as a photographer in 2001 and graduated from South Asian Institute of Photography. He freelances with several daily newspapers in Bangladesh and several international magazines. His photographs have been published in Sunday Times Magazine, American Photo, National Geographic Society, Better Photography, Saudi Aramco World Magazine, Guardian, Telegraph, The Independent and the New Internationalist. 

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