"The handwritten explanations of American dreams add an inexplicable quality of time and place to the words. By themselves, they are personal stories, but coupled with the photographs, they are historical dynamite."    - Washington Post 

Twelve years of portraits and stories capturing the lives of people all across America. 

American Dreams is a formative, powerful look at the American identity at a defining moment in time. 

All images Copyright American Dreams Project and Ian Brown 2020
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