Over the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we drove from Michigan to Louisiana, following a route determined not by a map but by the suggestions of strangers we met along the way. We asked them about their relationship with their country, the changes in their lives over the last decade, and their hopes and fears for the future. Through these conversations we traveled a new, unfamiliar American landscape: troubled by conflict at home and abroad, politically divided and economically uncertain.

 

Briony Campbell

Briony is a freelance documentary photographer based in London, her home town. She is currently working on a long term project about Britain’s contemporary relationship with Africa, beginning with the lives of mixed nationality couples in East Africa.

In 2009 Briony graduated from London College of Communication's MA in documentary photography with distinction. That year she made 'The Dad Project'; the story of losing her dad to cancer. The process of making this work, as well as the public response to it, became a formative chapter for her personally and professionally. The Project was exhibited, published and awarded internationally.

Briony’s work has been published in the UK’s Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Observer Magazine, The Independent Newspaper, The Financial Times, Spain's El Mundo and Germany's Die Zeit. Recent clients include London’s Southbank Centre, The Photographer’s Gallery and The National Health Service. She also shoots youth-culture imagery for Getty Images.

Duncan Nicol Robertson

Duncan Nicol Robertson was born in London in 1975. He read English Language and Literature at Oxford University, before working as a publishing officer for various charity and public sector organizations.

In 2005, he began working as a freelance photographer with a particular interest in social issues including housing, education and care. In 2009, he gained an MA in photojournalism and documentary photography at the London College of Communications.

Duncan's work has appeared in various publications including The Guardian, The Times, and The Times Educational Supplement. He has exhibited in the group shows The Elephant Vanishes (2012), The Opportunity Area (2011), the Renaissance Prize 2011, Overexposed City (2010) and 28 Stories (2009).

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