The project

The "AMERICAN DREAMS" project is a collection of photographic portraits of Americans from all walks of life, from all across the country. Begun in 2006, the project will be a full decade of images and words from American's.

The photos are taken in a traditional portraiture method, primarily using film -  often set against the landscapes across America that people call home.

In addition to the photographs, each person is asked to write down, in their own words and handwriting, whatever their "American Dream" is or whatever it means to them.

The project is continuing throughout 2019. Upon completion the collection of photos and accompanying written "American Dreams" will be published into a large format book for 2020 and exhibited Nationally across the country. 


See the project - 

You can see a feature in the New York Times here and the Washington Post here . More work will be revealed in the coming months. 

You can follow the production of the work here .


All images Copyright American Dreams Project and Ian Brown 2020
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