LaPorte, Indiana

LaPorte, Indiana

Tucked away in the back room of B&J's American Cafe lies a secret history waiting to be discovered: over 18,000 dog-eared studio portraits taken in the 1950s and 60s.

Some forty years later, the subjects of these portraits share their own life stories: deeply personal tales of love and family, divorce and loss, and the search for one's place in the world. We also encounter the next generation of LaPorteans, grappling with the decision to stay and begin their adult life in their hometown, or to search for opportunities elsewhere.

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LaPorte, Indiana
  • LaPorte, Indiana

    Tucked away in the back room of B&J's American Cafe lies a secret history waiting to be discovered: over 18,000 dog-eared studio portraits taken in the 1950s and 60s.

    Some forty years later, the subjects of these portraits share their own life stories: deeply personal tales of love and family, d...