Lisa Guerriero and her family emigrated from Canada to the suburbs of Los Angeles in the early 70s. Immediately after high school, she began working in the movie and television industry as a Camera Assistant. Four years ago, she decided to shift gears, leaving the industry and concentrating solely on her photography.
While traveling across the country by train, in 2013, photographing old diners, motels, barber shops and fading remnants of Americana, she began meeting the people who lived and worked in those neighborhoods. Many were low income communities undergoing gentrification. She felt it was important to document and share these people's stories and began a social documentary project. She now spends every summer taking road trips across the United States to photograph people in these small towns and the American landscape.
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