Photo series shows gap between the American Dream and the American Reality

Award-winning photographer Sam Comen’s latest project is titled Lost Hills and shows the discrepancy between the American dream and the American reality. Named after a small farming town in California’s Central Valley, Lost Hills follows the individuals that ’embody the bootstrapping grit and cooperative frontier spirit of the American West – and are living a new iteration of the Okie experience so prominent in our national psyche’.

‘But because some of Lost Hills’ residents are undocumented immigrants, all are assumed to be, and so may be cut out of their own American dream, and denied their place in the American historical record’, says Comen.

Some of Comen’s other work includes Watts Votes Obama, Central Avenue and Dreamers.

Via Huffington Post

people grilling out
men playing cards at table
Lost Hills 3
western dancing
three men pushing car
man hold kid up; sun set in background
mobile home aerial shot

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