PBS American Portrait

What does it really mean to be an American today? Be heard and share your story now.


  • "I Keep"

    Across America, people film themselves as they try to preserve or change traditions.
  • "I Work"

    Everyday people share self-shot stories about their jobs and what it means to work.
  • "I Dream"

    Self-shot stories reveal the meaning of the American dream and what it means to pursue it.


  • Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story

    See a meaningful picture of families in America today and the way they shape our lives.
  • In This Together: A PBS American Portrait Story

    See stories of how the coronavirus pandemic has affected America and brought us together.

About PBS American Portrait

PBS American Portrait, a national storytelling project aligned with PBS's 50th anniversary celebration, invites America to participate in a national conversation about what it really means to be an American today. To answer this question, PBS and its partners are collecting photos, videos and text submissions from across America to capture the state and spirit of our nation. Share your story now.