Unexpected Courage

When have you found unexpected courage? It’s one of the questions we asked students last week during our residency at the Honors College at Rutgers University.  As the students explored our American Stories exhibit, they met some of the more challenging stories with wonder. “I don’t think I could have done that,” one young man said when he read the story of how Bud Welch … Continue reading Unexpected Courage


One of the great joys of this project is encountering amazing people across the country and spending time together. We share an intense few hours talking about the big stuff, and then we make a portrait. One of the great challenges is that often I don’t ever see them again. Maybe I feel a bigger connection, because I spend so much time editing their story, … Continue reading Reconnect