Not Working

During the summer and fall of 2011, DW Gibson traveled across the US, beginning in Orange County, California, ending in New York City. He interviewed individuals who lost jobs because of the economic downturn from 2007-2011.

The interviews centered on the exact moment when the job was lost, the conditions that led to that moment, and the consequences that followed. The people Gibson talked to lost jobs because of economic considerations. They were let go by forces beyond their will, ability, and sense of commitment. They came from all levels of responsibility and income: hourly wage earners, executives, and every tax bracket in between.

The interviews resulted in The Not Working Project: a book, documentary, and portal where the unemployed can continue sharing their stories.

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