The Impact of Uber Through Photography #ArtTuesday

Growing up in NYC, I was used to calling my local livery cab service or standing off the curb to wave down a cab. I mastered jumping into taxis before the light could change from red to green. Taxis help define NYC. Uber is changing that.

Via Creative Boom

Aggrieved and listless faces stare defiantly at the camera in photographer Matthew Joseph’s latest series, examining the impact that Uber has had on local taxi drivers and their businesses across New York, Paris, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and Rome.

A revolution in technology it may be, but at what cost? This a question that Joseph’s work begins to answer, discontent sketched into every crevice of a driver’s face as each photographic portrait sits alongside a quote. “Ubers are like cockroaches,” one proclaims, a bitter and poignant statement that all too aptly describes the reality of Uber’s stranglehold over the world’s traditional taxi system.

As a photographer, Joseph has a passion for people and the journeys that they take, including all of the stories they carry with them. With the arrival of Uber in London and the vast impact that the company continues to have in the capital, Joseph was driven by a desire to explore beyond the clickbait headlines and meet those whose lives had been impacted by Uber first-hand.

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