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18 Photographers Capturing Every Hidden Corner Of America

These photographers capture how it feels to be strangers in this strange land.

November 28, 2016
Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence traveled to Flint, Michigan for National Geographic to make work about the water crisis in 2016. Pictured here are the Abram siblings after receiving their daily allowance of bottled water.

Cheryl Dunn

Dunn, a long-time documentary and street photographer, has focused on the youth of America. Aside from making pictures, she's also created two full length documentaries about street photographers and d.i.y. artists titled Everybody Street and Beautiful Losers.

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Adam Pape

While in his second year at graduate school, Pape started make work around the idea of surveillance in America. In his photos, you'll find eagles perched in trees and birders photographing them. The image above is one of his more confrontational photos, with the basketball disrupting the subject in the frame.

Curran Hatleberg

Following the legacy of photographers who have done the quintessential American road trip, Curran traveled the United States for 10 years, photographing people and places along the way.

Chris Gregory

Hailing from Puerto Rico, Chris Gregory is a photographer who makes work about social issues. This photo is from a body of work titled Rust about the people forgotten in the American industrial landscape.

Danna Singer

Pictured here are two girls at a trailer park in Toms River, New Jersey. This image is from a series about the struggles of working class America and Singer's complicated relationship to home. It's about the cyclical nature of addiction, mental illness, and the frustrations of the working poor.

Katy Grannan

Grannan roamed the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles photographing the faces of people that would normally go overlooked.

Liz Calvi

After having studied at Pratt Institute, Calvi received her BFA from the University of Hartford in 2012. Her photographs ask questions about sexuality and gender identity through tender, violent, and surreal tableaux.

Colin Roberson

Shooting male hookers on the streets and in the homes of New Orleans, Roberson captured moments that are authentic, vulnerable, and raw in the series Taxi Dance.

Sasha Phyars-Burgess

Phyars-Burgess is "interested in using photography education as community empowerment." Much of her work is inspired by the African Diaspora.

Khalik Allah

Street photographer Allah has spent many nights shooting on the corner of 125th St. and Lexington Ave. in New York City. Here is a moment of tenderness between two people he encountered.

Laurel Golio

In her series We Are The Youth, Golio traveled the US to capture the faces of LBGTQ youth.

Lorna Simpson

Simpson has spent years using photography as a means to challenge conventional notions in society such as gender, identity, culture, history, and memory.

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Kirsten Luce

Luce has traveled extensively for her work. This photo is from a series on the border patrol, which monitors over 2,000 miles to stop drug and human trafficking between Mexico and the United States.

Natalie Keyssar

This is a diptych from Keyssar's series of photos taken at Black Lives Matter protests after 18-year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in 2014.

Tony Gum

Gum says it perfectly on her website: "Figured Coca-Cola needed a black woman in their presence. This is evidently not a racist remark - just a proud one."

Peter van Agtmael

Van Agtmael has been focused on documenting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while simultaneously capturing the consequences of occupying those countries. Pictured here is an Iraq War veteran playing with his brothers in Iowa in 2009.

KangHee Kim

Kim creates dreamscapes by mixing the real and the manipulated, turning the mundane into something magical and surreal.