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The Oxford Project

The Oxford Project

In the spring and summer of 1984, Peter Feldstein used a red marker to make a sign announcing that he wanted to take free portraits of everyone in Oxford, Iowa (pop. 673)... Twenty-one years later, Peter set up his camera again. Some of the original residents had died and some had moved away, but a surprising number still lived in Oxford.

The Oxford Project is typically the kind of project I love. As in 100 young americans, a picture, and a small text is just enough to imagine what their life could be.

100 young americans


Michael Franzini has traveled across 50 states to meet 100 teenagers. Through photos and interviews he shows what being a teen in America means today. I loved this book for the variety of the interviews, and because each page is an invitation to imagine what life is like for those young americans.

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