The Discarded hopes to put a face to every worker who has been affected by this recession through a visual archive of old business cards of the unemployed. We want to humanize and memorialize this significant point in history by showing that unemployment is not just a number.

If you have been affected, we invite you to be part of The Discarded. Fill out the three-step form below and join the project.

Step 1: Who are you?

Who are you?

Step 2: What is your Discarded story?

What is your Discarded story?

Contribute your card to the project

Step 3: Contribute a card

Via mail (Preferred!)

Mail your business card from your old job to this address:

The Discarded
119 W. 23rd Street
Suite 508
New York, NY 10011
Upload a scanned copy
We accept JPEG, PNG, or GIF files up to 1mb.


I want to make a card
Don't have your old business card? Never got a business card in the first place? Simply click next and you'll be given the opportunity to design and submit a virtual one to the project.



I agree to let The Discarded use my business card and submitted information for this project