December 05, 2012
A Day in the Life of America
Today, I want to share with you a book that's been inspirational for my photography efforts.
It was given to me by my parents, who picked it up at an auction. It's a huge, heavy book. In it, 200 of the country's top photographers and photo journalists documented ordinary moments in America across the course of one day- May 2, 1986. Every picture in the book was taken within 24 hours of one another.
Can you believe how many amazing, tiny, heartbreaking things go on in a day? And it's not even the tip of the iceberg. When I look at some of these photos, my heart breaks at how beautiful they are- how even the mundaneness of people's lives can be beautiful. Some of them are very sad, too.
All the photos also have little story captions that go along with them. Like "Katie, 32, makes breakfast for her family." Their captures ranged the intimacy of people's personal homes, to the wide expanses of deserts and cities. People from all places and walks of life.
There are several hundred photos in this book, but a the ones below are some of my favorites.
Eric Lars Bakke
William Albert Allard
Vladmir Sichov This image is my favorite!! Jim Richardson
Eric John Albrecht
Not only a collection of one-of-a-kind photographs, this book is an amazing piece of history.
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