People sent in images from Guam to Massachusetts, and from Florida to California. The photos depict a wide range of jobs, giving a glimpse of what it means to be employed in 21st century America. Many, many thanks to the contributing photographers, and to those who helped spread the word. Both the images and captions come from the photographers.
Workers at Gardiner Farms in Bakersfield, California shake hands on August 31, 2011. Behind them, an almond harvest is separated and loaded into trucks.
(© Matt Johnson)
Airman Shepherd, representing Iowa, stationed at Andersen AFB in Guam, on June 23, 2007.
(© Lucas Shepherd)
A young man takes a break from planting trees on a privately owned plot of land near the Jacksonville Airport, on January 5, 2012. The crew he works with is headed by Bubba Goodman, who has been planting trees across the southeast for over thirty years. The planting season is between December and April, when the trees are dormant and during which the crew lives a nomadic lifestyle.
(© Becky Harlan)
Cop Pop. Photo taken outside the White House on July 5th 2011.
(© Samik Kharel)
Welding on BNSF Railway track on March 20. 2010 in Drake, Arizona.
(© Gary Gromer)
Andrew Conner, carpenter, photographed on September 11, 2011, in Johnson City, Tennessee.
(© Allie Word)
Mike Niemann repairs yacht engines on Catalina Island in Southern California, on January 28, 2012.
(© Dan Manross)