Foreword by Tom Brokaw. Photography by Mary Ellen Mark, Sylvia Plachy, Dawoud Bey, Jeff Dunas, David Eustace, Eric Ogden, among others.
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2009. 196 pp., 163 color and black & white illustrations, 9x12".
American Character - American Character: A Photographic Journey is a celebration of the extraordinary people, from all walks of life, who make this country what it is. Conceived by USA Network, this book is an outgrowth of Character Project, an ongoing artistic initiative inspired by USA's 'Characters Welcome' brand.
USA assembled a group of eleven photographers and asked them to capture the character of America. Each artist's vision was as unique as the people and places they photographed. From Alaska to New York, the subjects they encountered are a stunning reminder of our country's diversity. The musicians and mothers, fisherman and farmers, athletes and artists, at home, at work, and at play, are a true representation of what it means to live in America today.
Legendary photographers Mary Ellen Mark and Sylvia Plachy are joined by Dawoud Bey, Jeff Dunas, David Eustace, and Eric Ogden and emerging talents Marla Rutherford, Anna Mia Davidson, Joe Fornabaio, Eric McNatt, and Richard Renaldi, each of whom brings their unique style and interest to bear on the subject of character.
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