Finding American is a journey told through the eyes of documentary photographer Colin Boyd Shafer.

Discover the people that make up America through the interactive map above. Each individual is represented with a star.

Take a look, zoom in to an area, select a star, and you might be surprised with what you’ll find.

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One road leads to xenophobia and one to acceptance. It is through humanizing others that bridges (as opposed to walls) are built.

—Colin Boyd Shafer

Who makes up America

Below is sample of the countries that the people of America have emigrated from.

Hover over any country to view a list of names of the individuals who once called that country home. While where we are from does not define who we are, a sense of cultural identity is something we carry and cherish throughout our lives.

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