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“Where do Americans go to cast their vote?” That’s a question that William Drenttel and Jessica Helf posed to citizen journalists during the 2006 midterm elections. The photographers were asked to shoot polling places across America, and now their work is featured in the current edition of the Aperture Foundation’s magazine. I was sent a copy by friend of Why Tuesday? and Aperture Foundation publicist Christina Caputo. You can buy a copy online and lean more about the Aperture Foundation here.

The project has relaunched for the 2008 election, this time with the New York Times.

Aperture was founded in 1952 by photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White, historian Beaumont Newhall, and writer/curator Nancy Newhall. The group is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to advancing fine photography.

Photo via Aperture.

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