Could twenty-five photos capture the multiplicity of the population of the United States of America? Certainly not. But of course neither did the eighty-three photographs in Robert Frank’s The Americans, the unparalleled collection to which this portfolio pays homage. Far from comprehensive, these photographs nonetheless attempt to capture a broadish slice of contemporary Americans at work and play. They were taken in number of locales across the country: Massachusetts, New York, California, Virginia, Florida. There is no singular coherence to these photos, but there are meaningful correspondences and contradictions: one man attempts to tell/sell his story about fighting in Vietnam, while another man in a blindfold offers to hug anyone passing by. Two ferry workers relax inside luggage carts between shifts while a man in shorts jogs in the snow through Columbus circle. A crowd gathers to watch a raucous parade with no obvious theme while another crowd witnesses a Black Lives Matter protest. In San Francisco immigrants gather on a local tennis court to practice traditional a traditional Chinese fan dance, while citizens of Waynesboro, Virginia don antique clothes to participate in the inaugural reenactment of a small Civil War Battle. A large man looks out over the Boston harbor where historical “tall ships” are docked; is he looking back to the past or forward to the future? This image perhaps speaks best to an unresolved contradiction at the heart of the USA: a Janus-faced country looking forward to the future but also backward to the past and its often troubled history.