USA Network announces the launch of Character Project, an ongoing artistic initiative to celebrate the extraordinary people, from all walks of life, who make this country unique. Inspired by USAs iconic Characters Welcome brand, and with the support of the not-for-profit photography organization Aperture Foundation, USA assembled a team of 11 world-class photographers to capture the character of America during the summer of 2008. The artists work is showcased in the powerful photography book entitled American Character: A Photographic Journey (Chronicle Books), which features a foreword by best-selling author and former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw.
American Character features the work of legendary artists Mary Ellen Mark and Sylvia Plachy as well as Dawoud Bey, Jeff Dunas, David Eustace, Eric Ogden and emerging talents Marla Rutherford, Anna Mia Davidson, Joe Fornabaio, Eric McNatt and Richard Renaldi. Each photographer provides a provocative perspective on our nations most compelling characters.From high school football players in Brownwood, Texas and organic farmers in the Northwest, to residents of Alaska, famous left-of-center musicians and the people connected by a single transcontinental road, the book celebrates the distinct characters and varied pockets of life that make our country great.
For more information on Character Project or to purchase American Character: A Photographic Journeyvisit http://characterproject.usanetwork.com
1 grand prize winner will receive
a copy of the CHARACTER PROJECT book
and a poster
2 other winners will receive a t-shirt and poster.
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