Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography 2009 Finalist Philip Gould The Immigrants’ Instrument: Portraits from the Accordion’s Cross Cultural Realm

Project Summary: I propose photographing accordionists rooted in their various ethnic musical realms including Louisiana, Texas, the rural Midwest, Chicago, and Cleveland. In so doing I intend to show the squeezebox as a universal instrument of cultural expression.

Congratulations to all of the Finalists in the 2009 Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

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