Matt Eich wanders to understand the America of his generation.

“For the last eight years I have cataloged the American experience in pictures, trying to understand this country by focusing on specific places, on communities and on the issues they embody. My hope was that these examinations of microcosms of America would allow for a deeper view of the nation as a whole. The truth is, I may have learned a lot about myself in the process, but I still have more questions than answers.

My generation lives in a constantly changing world, swept down a river of information with our eyes to the future and a shrinking awareness of the past. The disenchantment my generation displays is reflective of our nation’s transitional status from superpower to something less absolute.”

You can see more of Matt Eich’s work on his Instagram, Tumblr and website.