Photos of Tumbling Stock Markets

It appears there are only so many ways to use photos to illustrate tumbling stock markets, because a few moments ago, the front page of the New York Times website carried this photo from Frankfurt taken by Daniel Roland/AP as its main image:


and the Washington Post highlighted this photo of a trader in Shanghai from Reuters:


There’s something particularly Hitchcockian about the photo from Frankfurt, with the menacing line graph creeping up from behind the harried trader.

Maybe this is the start of a new meme? If you spot other “traders in anguish in front of giant, depth-of-field-blurred, plummeting line graphs,” post them here.

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3 Responses

  1. Frank says:

    The pictures are a bit silly….but are there any other compelling visualizations that may actually stir a somnambulant public into thinking about the country’s long term financial future?

  2. Bruce Boyden says:

    There was an article in the NY Times a few years back that showed how news stories about down days on Wall Street were typically illustrated not just with similar shots, but with the same guy — a very expressive commodities trader at the NY Mercantile Exchange, if I remember correctly.