What a recession looks like

A photo gallery
Simon Hayter
ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA, USA : MARCH 17, 2009 - Jeff panhandles outside a strip mall in Anderson, California. Jeff says he began panhandling when his family was kicked off their property because of their inability to pay land taxes. (SIMON HAYTER for MACLEAN’S MAGAZINE)
Photographer Simon Hayter went into some of the hardest hit areas in California. He came out with a very clear picture of the painful reality. Be sure to listen to the audio clips attached to some of the images.