The New York Times has published a collection of photos called Picturing the Recession. Some things you would expect there, like empty shops and restaurants. Also some surprises, like a photo of girls offering free hugs, doing their bit to help people feel better.
We are also invited to submit our own photos with comments about how the recession has affected our lives. Might be fun to contribute but I have no idea what to photograph. Some interesting stories there as you go through the comments.