An American Dream was the result of a photographic project by Charlotte Swindell. The project utilised Google Earth to explore areas of America and in doing so gain a perspective on the conventions of traditional documentary processes alongside the pervasiveness of mapping technology and new media. The resulting images offer voyeuristic insights into broader society with the pixelated areas erasing the identity of the subjects heightening a dreamlike sense of alienation.
The works were translated into a series of three publications, each offering a view on a separate location in America. The three publications together form an edition in red, white and blue.