Stuck In The Suburbs: This Photographer Shows How The American Dream Has Shifted In The Last 20 Years
The American dream has changed. Because the fabled house in the suburbs with a white picket fence and 2.5 kids? That's in past. More than 20 years ago, photographer Beth Yarnelle Edwards started a project based in her town of San Carlos, California. It showed the dissatisfaction of folks living among the strip malls and fenced-in backyards. And now Edwards is picking up her Suburban Dreams photo series from where she left off in 1997. But she has revived the series by photographing her original subjects and showing the changes in their lives and surroundings. Because a lot changes in 20 years. And Edwards' work behind the lens shows just how malleable the American dream is.