In May, 2010, photographer Doug Klesch embarked on the first of a series of road trips around the United States seeking to photograph 99 strangers and ask them two simple questions:
How did you come to live here?
Why do you stay?
This book, as part of "The 99 Americans Project", contains some of the answers given by the people Klesch encountered as well as the portraits he made of the participants.
"Why They're There" is the beginning step of an ongoing personal project that may change how you see your country, and the people who live in it.
For more information, photos and videos check out the website http://www.99AmericansProject.com