From Hot Dog-Eating Contests to Flag-Bearing Photoshoots: See How Photographers Across the U.S. Capture the 4th of July
The 4th of July: a time to gather with others, to watch fireworks animate a dark sky, to celebrate the country in all of its complexity. Or a night where you hunker down trying to calm anxious pets, watch a movie to drown out the festivities, and stay resolute in your belief that the United States doesn’t really deserve all the fanfare. This year, as Americans attempt to establish a new normal—in the wake of pandemic living and protests from every end of the fraught political spectrum—CULTURED asked photographers across the nation to capture a snapshot of the holiday.