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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

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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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