San Diego-based artist J Raymond Mireles captures the diversity within the United States with his 'Neighbors USA' series.
Inspired by the diversity in his own neighborhood, Mireles set out to capture the neighborhoods all over the US. Mireles traveled to all 50 states to capture the essence of the American people by photographing people from any social class, age, sex or community. The series provides insight into the variety of diversity in a nation of over 320 million people. The 'Neighbors USA' series shares the different neighborhoods of the nation with anyone who sees the series. Mireles said, "I've just been taking this idea that we're all neighbors, that we're all Americans." The series emphasizes that there is such diversity but that everyone is part of the community that makes up the US.