American We was born out of frustration. America has become a country divided, not only by politics, but by prejudices. The definition of an "average American" has remained stagnant while the makeup of our country has evolved to the point of being unrecognizable by yesteryear's standards. It's time to open a new conversation.
American We is ultimately the story of people. It is a portrait series with no definitive end date. In it, I found people living in this country and asked them about their hopes, dreams, and fears for our country. My hope is that by displaying honest, open portraits of "normal" Americans, coupled with their own words, we can gain a deeper insight into this country. And perhaps we may discover why we love it all over again.