When we asked Atlantic readers to show us what a successful life looks like, we received hundreds of submissions from around the country. Then, we smashed them up.
Photographs of Melissa Eich, a speech pathologist in Charlottesville, Virginia, taken by her husband Matt Eich
How I became convinced my hair wasn’t curly, it was defective
Photographs of freelancers living in Los Angeles, made by photographer Jessica Chou
How a riding club counters crime with horses
Photographs of the offices of the cloud-computing company Rackspace in Texas, Virginia, and New York, made by photographer Trenton Moore
Photographs of military vets making their way as civilians in New York City, made by photographer Emilie Richardson
Incredible photographs of England’s ever-changing metropolis
Photographs of a working family in Los Angeles, made by photographer Justin L. Stewart
A new exhibition captures the rallies, riots, marches, and demonstrations that erupted in New York City between 1980 and 2000.
Photographs of the NorthWest Bible Church’s Between Jobs Ministry in Spring, Texas, made by photographer Elizabeth Conley
Zuleyma Peralta, 29, Ph.D. candidate Lives in Sunnyside, Queens; emigrated from Mexico To me, America really…
Michael McLean, 50, Construction WorkerLives in Upper West Side, Manhattan I think America is at its…
Thomas Cheeseboro, 49, Warehouse WorkerLives in Harlem, Manhattan America’s strength is that we are “a free…
Mike Puckett, 26, ComedianLives in Brooklyn I don’t know if we’ve been at our best ever…
Zarmina Amin, 30, DoctorLives in Miami, Florida; originally from Pakistan Everything’s always been great. We’re welcoming…
Age can’t keep these senior track and field athletes from the finish line
Photographs of workers in Philadelphia's Municipal Offices, made by photographer Ryan Collerd
Some expeditions require little more than a car and semi-serious walking shoes
Images of caregivers at work in their offices and in the homes of the elderly clients they serve, made by photographer Amanda Swinhart
Just after the election,The Atlantic sent photographers to naturalization ceremonies across the U.S. to meet people on the day they became citizens.