This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this without you. We want to tell your story and show your city or town through photographs of you, and people you know. As we travel around america looking for people and places to shoot you will be able to keep track of where we are going and help us decide where we go next.
Prom is an American tradition—a rite of passage and one of the most important rituals of American youth; a day that is never forgotten—a day full of hopes and dreams for the future. For four years, from 2006-2009, filmmaker Martin Bell and photographer Mary Ellen Mark travelled around the country and documented proms. They went to twelve high schools in 10 cities, covering a wide range of ethnic and economic groups.
Doug Aitken’s latest piece cascades across the Hirshhorn Museum’s 82-feet tall and 725-foot wide circumference, as the “first-ever work of 360-degree convex-screen cinema” of this scale. To make it all happen, trees were trimmed, street lights got anti-glare covers, and the Federal Aviation Administration was consulted to make sure the exhibit wouldn’t disrupt aircraft landings.
Mauritania’s endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery. But as one woman’s journey shows, the first step toward freedom is realizing you’re enslaved.