American Portrait



Whether it is joy or sorrow, triumph or hardship, family traditions you’ve followed for decades or just the chaos of the morning school run, we want to put together a picture of life as it’s really lived, today. 

American Portrait is an ongoing, evolving PBS initiative that asks you, and people all over the country, to submit your individual stories by responding to a thought provoking prompt. The project begins with website submissions but it will be shared on social media, and become a digital video series and television documentary series.

It’s a chance for you to give us a glimpse into your life, and a chance for you to be heard.


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