Featured: Hin Chua – They Called Me a Corporate Whore

Given the current economic crisis, we thought it was appropriate to show a few photographs of distressed, confused, befuddled, scared, dazzzed, clueless investment bankers.  It’s strange how the view of a project can change when reality changes.  I’m sure there’s something deeper to be said about context and history, but we’ll let the art school’s take care of that.  As Hin is fond of saying, ‘we live in interesting times.’

The project is more diverse that what’s displayed here, so check out the edit.

Hin Chua

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    Given last night’s Emmy Awards, I figured there would be another post giving mad props to “Mad Men” under TV & Film, but clearly this is a timely (and wonderful) edit. Though from what I’ve been reading and seeing through photographs, there actually doesn’t appear to be much panic among investment bankers (or anyone else) on Wall Street. I suppose this has to do with knowing the government is there for a $700 billion high-five. Lucky them. Too bad for the rest of us. The best quote I’ve read on this bail out is this:

    “Immediately, previously-insolvent investment banks can now go and borrow money and act like this whole business was just a meaningless, forgetful night of snorting coke from a hooker’s ass.”

    –Resolution Trust: the mother of all scams, Supreme Showtime

    http://subprimeshowtime.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/resolution-trust-the-mother-of-all-scams/