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Is America a divided country? Do we have anything in common?

In every region of the United States, in places called Columbia, photographer Francis Smith is looking for what unites us.

Why Columbia? As our nation's poetic name, it once united us in our numerous times of internal strife. As a symbol for liberty and progress, Columbia was America By Another Name.

And now America By Another Name is a new multi-media project:

Francis Smith's lens acknowledges the differences between us, but always seeks: what do we share?

Together, we'll hear Columbia's reminder: we have more in common than we often think. Please join this effort!