By Carmen Gentile
America is evolving, struggling, and changing in ways large and small as our country faces some of the greatest challenges of our lifetime.
America Reimagined is a project documenting daily life across America amid a historic period of political and social unrest, during a worldwide pandemic.
The work will be permanently housed in a special collection of the Boyd’s Station archive. Boyd’s Station is a nonprofit in Harrison County, Ky. that encourages emerging artists through residencies and other programs.
Nikhil Walling, 16, his parents, Smitha and John Walling, and his grandmother, Shantha Rao (on FaceTime) pose for a family portrait at their home in Wayne, PA on August 23, 2020. Every fall, the family celebrates the Hindu festival honoring Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom. Their religious practice includes special foods and rituals led by Rao, the spiritual matriarch of the family. Due to health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Rao, who is 75, has been unable to travel from her home in Richland, Washington. This year, they adapted the tradition to include virtual mantras in addition to in-person prayers. (Photograph by Melina Walling)
Pittsburgh area Democrats watch a simulcast projected on the Carrie Furnaces’ blowing engine house building on the former United States Steel site in Rankin, Pa., as former Vice President Joe Biden accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president on the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on August 20, 2020. The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1881 as part of U.S. Steel's Homestead Works, a sprawling 400-acre complex that spanned both sides of the Monongahela river. They produced up to 1,250 tons of steel a day until 1978 when they were closed. (Photograph by Pete Marovich/American Reportage)
Janet Allen pulls down her mask to dry her tears while her husband Paul Allen washes his hands after a veterinarian came to their home to take away their dog in Strasburg, Pennsylvania on April 13, 2020. (Photograph by Joseph Ressler)
Protesters line up outside of the East Lansing Post Office on Saturday, August 22, 2020 opposing President Donald Trump's threats to withhold funding for the USPS. The upside down flag is used to symbolize the United States is in “dire distress” and is not meant to show disrespect. (Photograph by Annie Barker)
By Kimberly Palmiero