The images, which span from 2:44 a.m. to 11:39 p.m. on May 20, depict scenes both sweeping and intimate, iconic and idiosyncratic, in cities, towns, and countryside. “It was a normal spring day in the Hoosier State, paradoxically full of the mundane and mighty, surprise and same-old, all wrapped in routine,” notes the preface to the book, which was edited by Gary Dunham. “But it was not an entirely typical day. On May 20, 2016, in Indiana’s two-hundredth year, Hoosiers chose to share their Friday together with the future. Hundreds across the state—and we mean everywhere—took photos that symbolized something meaningful about those twenty-four hours and sent them to us at Indiana University Press.”
A few of those photos appear here.
Photos and cover image courtesy Indiana University Press