Published to coincide with the 124th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication to the American public, this celebration of the American melting pot, American Portraits, is similarly inspired by the ideals of freedom and hope embodied in our beloved monument.
In this extraordinary collection of portraits, photographer Michael Clinton captures the diverse faces that make up the American mosaic. Together, the Americans in these photographs trace their ancestry to one hundred different countries. Spending two years searching for citizens of widespread and varied ancestries, Clinton recorded personal journeys along the way, reminding him each time of what America stands for and making him prouder than ever to call himself American.
About the Author:
Michael Clinton is president and marketing and publishing director for Hearst Magazines. His responsibilities include oversight of twenty publications, including Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, and Esquire. Clinton also serves on the Board of the Hearst Corporation and is the Chairman of the Magazine Publishers of America. He is a trustee of the International Center of Photography and is the founder and president of the nonprofit organization, Circle of Generosity. He lives in New York City and Southampton, New York.