America Reimagined Project Curation 1

A Collaboration Between

Boyd's Station and

American Reportage​

Recent Curated Images

The “town square” exists in the American ideal as the physical and cultural gathering place for any community.
 
Photographers participating in the “America Reimagined” project will use this construct as the starting point for their stories, and are free to visually interpret this theme according to their locales or events unfolding before them.
 
The square may be the literal center of a town, or it could be a suburban cul-de-sac, the main quad at a university or a town’s favorite watering hole or ice cream stand — any place that serves as a gathering spot where photographers can document a defined community’s response to the changes roiling through this nation as a result of COVID-19, political divisiveness and a reckoning with systemic racism and economic injustice.

Images in the slideshow presentation to the right are recently curated images from the project. This slideshow, as well as the presentations below, will be updated on a regular basis with new work as the contributors continue their work.

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More Essays from America Reimagined

Photographer's Journal

Minneapolis Protests

Brooklynn Kascel investigates the psychological and sociological impacts felt in the communities that make up the Twin Cities following the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

Photographer's Journal

Pandemic in Paradise

At the end of March, Honolulu resembled a dead city. With the “stay-at-home” order, people weren’t socializing as much. The Hawaii we were seeing then was the opposite of what anyone could picture from an earlier time.

ESSAY

Anchor Bar & Grill

The unsinkable Anchor Grill has re-opened in Covington, Ky., following closure in mid-March due to the state’s Covid-19 restrictions. Proud to call themselves a “dive,” and featuring an iconic neon sign that says “We May Doze But Never Close,” the eatery has remained open since 1946.

Essay

Cling-Wrap

This project chronicles Margo Reed’s view of the COVID-19 pandemic through a cling-wrapped camera lens.

Essay

Reflections

Reflections of the pandemic as seen by America Reimagined photographers.

Photographer's Journal

The Aftermath

Rod Lamkey Jr. writes about this impressions covering the aftermath of the forced removal of protesters near the White House on June 1, 2020.

Essay

Serving Through a Pandemic

Mike Simons covered the effects of thee Covid-19 Pandemic at the Iron Gate, largest stand-alone soup kitchen and grocery pantry in Tulsa.

Essay

Automobile Sanctuary

In the Covid-19 era, the vehicle has been elevated to a place of sanctuary, a vessel trusted to deliver security outside the home in insecure times.

ESSAY

Portraits in Quarantine

Portraits during the pandemic as photographed by America Reimagined photographers.

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PROJECT CURATORS

Charlie Borst

Stephen Crowley

Cathaleen Curtiss

Nikki Kahn

Michael Keating

Molly Roberts

Previous Image Curations