A Day in the life of America

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Collins Publishers, 1985 - History - 268 pages
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On May 2, 1986, 200 of the world's leading photojournalists set out across America to capture the life of a nation on film in a single day. The best 300 of these photographs, in color and black-and-white, are featured in this sumptuous volume. This project will be the subject of a PBS documentary, a feature article in Newsweek, and a traveling exhibit.

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These two books share the same purpose: to present a "collective snapshot of one extraordinary country on one ordinary day.'' Both involved the efforts of hundreds of photographers, spread out across ... Read full review

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Rick Smolan is a former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer, and is one of the creators of the best-selling Day in the Life series. He is the co-founder of Against All Odds Productions, a multi-media publisher specializing in large-scale photographic projects that combine compelling storytelling with state-of-the-art technology.

David Cohen is a British joutnalist who has written for The Independent, The Guardian, and British GQ, as well as The New York Times. In 1997, he was the recipient of a harkness fellowship hosted by Columbia University, which enabled him to write this book. He lives in london with his wife and two daughters.