American Reportage is a new photography collective determined to share untold American stories. Here's the inspiration behind the project.
Just recently, a handful of talented photographers launched American Reportage, a collective dedicated to telling stories about the American experience. Founded by photographers Pete Marovich, Justin Merriman, Brian Plonka, Jeff Swensen, Kathleen Flynn and Adria Malcolm, the goal is for its members to produce in-depth stories of people and communities whose voices often go unheard.
We spoke with two of the founding photographers, Justin Merriman and PhotoShelter member Pete Marovich, about the inspiration behind the project.