American Realities

In 2011, I set out on a cross-country trip with photographer Joakim Eskildsen to document poverty in America on the tails of the Great Recession. Inspired by the work of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, we interviewed and photographed dozens of people for whom the American Dream was, as one woman told me, just a dream. Though many of them were hard working people and some of them even had higher level education, they were still struggling to make ends meet. In 2012, I launched a website featuring photographs, text and audio recordings. And finally, now, I'm proud to announce that our book American Realities is about to be published by the reputable German publisher Steidl.

I hope you will spend some time on the American Realities website and buy a copy of the  book.