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Americans at Work

Welcome to our new series on Americans at work. Each week, we’ll feature a new photo essay that highlights aspects of the varying ways that Americans spend their work day. Here’s a look at two essays in the series.

Cassandra Zampini on The Commute:

Evening commuters from an aerial view in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, on May 12, 2016. (Cassandra Zampini)

An aerial view of passengers exiting a train station in downtown Manhattan on October 28, 2016. (Cassandra Zampini)

Commuters wait to cross Michigan Avenue on a busy early morning commute on October 5, 2016. (Cassandra Zampini)

Subway commuters stand clear of the door on a busy evening in Boston on November 1, 2016. (Cassandra Zampini)

Inside the Metro Station in downtown Manhattan on October 28, 2016. (Cassandra Zampini)

and Marc Monaghan on Elementary and High-School Educators in Chicago:

Third grade homeroom teacher Brian Calhoun greets his students at the beginning of the school day, on November 3, 2016, at Marvin Camras Children’s Engineering School. (Marc Monaghan)

Librarian Lies Garner escorts kindergartners to their homeroom after recess at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, on November 10, 2016. (Marc Monaghan)

Music Department Chair Gerald Powell stands in the wings as the Kenwood Concert Choir performs during the school’s annual Thanksgiving Concert on November 18, 2016. (Marc Monaghan)

Classroom co-teacher Carmenita Peoples works with several of her students on their work plans in the mixed age class of 6 year-olds to 9 year-olds at the Montessori Academy of Chicago on October 20, 2016. (Marc Monaghan)

History teacher and college counselor Andrew Johnson speaks with students in his Economics class during a lesson on supply, demand and price relationships at George Westinghouse College Prep, on October 6, 2016. (Marc Monaghan)

For more essays on work, view these essays on urban farming in West Oakland and the day-to-day at the busiest deep-draft vessel port in U.S.