Character Project is USA Network's ongoing artistic initiative committed to celebrating America's characters-the interesting, dazzling, and distinctive people, from all walks of life, who make this country extraordinary. Inspired by its "Characters Welcome" brand, and with the support of Aperture Foundation, USA assembled a team of 11 world-class photographers during the summer of 2008 and asked them to capture the character of America. Each artist's vision was as unique as the people and places they photographed. From Alaska to New York, the subjects they encountered are a stunning example of our country's diversity. The musicians and mothers, fishermen and farmers, athletes and artists, at home, at work, and at play, are a true representation of what it means to live in America today. Reminding us, once again, that we are all characters. And we're all welcome.