(L) A hat resembling that belonging to the legendary character Uncle Sam, which often serves as a symbol of patriotism, is left outside a factory.
(R) Dee Johnson poses for a photo outside his home. "I love America because we are free...but I don't think there's such thing as the American dream. The American dream to me is not about having a green picket fence-- but a white picket fence, having some kids, having a wife and living so I don't have to worry about someone knocking on my door telling me they're going to cut off the electricity or my gas. Of course that has happened to me. I am young and I am black."
Periodically, photographers take over the Maclean’s Instagram account. Here’s the story behind The Forgotten Dream, a collection curated by Michelle Siu.
Hi I am Michelle Siu (@michellewsiu). I’m a documentary photographer and I am sharing a diptych project called “The Forgotten Dream” that I am grateful to have produced with a grant from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project (@economichardship) to document Niagara Falls, New York. Thanks for following along.