Piero Ribelli: 50 Main Street. Same Address. Different People.

New Jersey: Prasop and Saowaluck Kiewdara, South River, NJ

New York based Piero Ribelli undertook a project of a lifetime in stretching his legs across the USA: 6 years, 50 towns, 50 people, 31,000 miles by plane, 16,000 miles by car, 12 hours on trains, 90 minutes on ferryboats. The people in his portraits share only one thing in common – their address of 50 Main Street. A Hasselblad enthusiast, Ribelli does manage to ‘paint’ more than just red, white and blue in his USA. Take a look.

Delaware: Falah Khatib, Newark, DE

North Carolina: Nancy Beasley, Waynesville, NC

Ohio: Mike Wires, Utica, OH

Louisiana: Donald and Dolores Franklin, LA

Washington: Pat Weekley, Coupeville, WA

Pennsylvania: Levi and Seth Freeburn, Leola, PA

Mississippi: Bertha Bridges, Grenada, MS

Georgia: Bob Miller, Alpharetta, GA

Connecticut: Cynthia Jones, New Britain, CT

California: George Sylva, Ventura, CA

Indiana: Jim Staples, Greenwood, IN

Florida: Janice Sheffield, High Springs, FL

North Dakota: Ivan Johnson, Mayville, ND

Arizona: Jack Ellwood, Mesa, AZ

Maine: Sheriry and Bobby Whear Nobleboro, ME

Tennessee: Lynn Scott, Saltillo, TN

Iowa: Karen Rubey, Fairfield, IO

Minnesota: Toni Speltz, Lewiston, MN

Colorado: Elaine Casedy, Keenensburg, CO

Illinois: Robert Sluyter, Carpentersville, IL

South Carolina: Hank Bridges, Jackson, SC

Vermont: Denise Smith, St. Albans, VT

South Dakota: Dennis and Don Lechner, Wagner, SD

New Mexico: Sheery Anaya and Joseph Arguello, Mosquero NM

Massachusetts: Angel Morales, M.D. West Springfield, MA

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Leighton DC
Leighton DC
8 years ago

something about the honesty in these pictures,,, contrast these with dishonest advertising photos

Roberta
Roberta
8 years ago

Neil Young- Keep on rocking in a free world. :)

roy
roy
8 years ago

luv the way how these characters leap out u know…

Kashmira
Kashmira
8 years ago

I have had photography classes, and I have done photography assignments in the past, nothing big. This is inspiring stuff!

Jersey Guy
Jersey Guy
8 years ago

Americana! Salute

Nilofer
Nilofer
8 years ago

I like the fact that not all of them are grinning and showing their teeth. You know, the all american smile courtesy Ryan Seacrest. :)

Rishabh
Rishabh
8 years ago

great idea for a photography project, I like the fact that he manages to capture both people and spaces around them , which are equally telling.

old man out of NJ
old man out of NJ
8 years ago

portraits are so revealing of character, and these are fine examples of wonderful portrait photo. ty.

Bidisha
Bidisha
8 years ago

i love the concept behind the project! but in India I think it will be very difficult to have the same address across the nation, we thrive in chaos ;)

shubha
shubha
8 years ago

these people leap out of their pics …. luv the idea.

Charlotte
Charlotte
8 years ago

lets see, I like Janice Sheffield and Jim Staples,,,, interesting exercise of who I will consider befriending.

Walter
Walter
8 years ago

Vermont! Denise Smith. Such a picture of contentment.

Martin
Martin
8 years ago

He shot all of these with a Hasselblad negative camera?

KK
KK
8 years ago

the boxer is giving the deadly looks :)

Terry
Terry
8 years ago

I missed out Bruce Springsteen belting out Born in the USA in this one. :)

Jennifer Weber
Jennifer Weber
8 years ago

What a unique and challenging project to take on! Looking at these pictures, it struck me how different and yet the same we all are. Makes me feel patriotic.

neumann
neumann
8 years ago

very interesting concept…btw I live on 51 main street, pls do a sequel….!

Georgina
Georgina
8 years ago

Lovely photographs of a proud,good people.