Portrait of Us

  • Photographer
    Monica Jane Frisell, United States
  • Prize
    Silver Winner in Human/Portrait

Portrait Of US is a continually evolving audiovisual archive of stories garnered by photographer Monica Jane Frisell and audio recorder/editor Adam Scher from their interviews with people based in rural and urban communities all across the United States. Each story is a snapshot of one ordinary person sharing something intimately with strangers — but those snapshots, when threaded together, produce a mosaic of community life and what binds us together, collectively, as Americans. All Portraits are made with a Kodak Master 8x10 field camera. The film is processed and printed by hand.