Saturday, March 21, 2009

Economy: An old song for a new generation? (Tom Waits video)

There have been many versions of this song, but my favourite version is by Tom Waits. His voice carries the raw emotion and desperation that were felt by millions in the 30s and which seem destined to return now.

The photo montage includes the iconic photograph series of destitute fruit pickers knows as "Migrant Mother" by the brilliant photographer: Dorothea Lange. The subject of the photo is Florence Thompson aged 32, with three of her seven children. Florence died in 1983 of "cancer and heart problems"

Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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