Rich and Poor, by Jim Goldberg

Why?

"His pictures are kind of simple portraits. He had the subjects write their own interpretation of the pictures and of themselves on the page in their handwriting. It's beautiful and it's so evocative. " 
- Lauren Greenfield, Photographer

"This book demonstrates his longstanding desire to build an intimate connection with his subjects over time, his understanding of the relationship between image and text, and his interest in considering how the American Dream and its pursuit affects how we live our lives."
- Lisa Sutcliffe, Curator