2015 Matt Eich – “America” We, the Free: A chapter from my project “The Invisible Yoke,” which examines microcosms of the American condition. (L-R) Ryan Slagle, 10, (hand visible), Justin Kaitchuck, 10, and Kris Clark, 10, carry recently caught snakes near the river in Thermopolis, Wyoming on Sunday, August 21, 2011. My grandfather’s 89th birthday, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2011. Rebel plants a second bullet in the head of a gator that kept moving after being hauled into the boat while hunting for alligators near Shell Island, Louisiana on September 20, 2009. Each gator is then tagged before being piled in the bottom of the boat. TV cameras roll as fireworks explode over a crowd gathered to see Punxsutawney Phil’s annual prediction in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Sunset on Tangier Island, Virginia on September 5, 2011. The aftermath of a tornado in Joplin, Missouri, 2011. The Oaks Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky the day before the 140th Kentucky Derby on May 2, 2014. The 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 3, 2014. Swamp logging in Hertford, North Carolina, April 23, 2013. The Oregon Trail Bank in Chugwater, Wyoming on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. These images are copyright Matt Eich and are use here by permission. They may not be used elsewhere without permission.