“We challenge you to look into the faces of these people, and tell them that they deserve less than you.” – Self Evident Truths Project
In 2010 iO Tillett Wright began a project called Self Evident Truths, photographing anyone that felt like they qualified to fall on some part of the LGBTQ spectrum, from bisexual, to transgender. Shot in simple black and white, in natural light, with no makeup or styling, the photos were intended to humanize the very varied face of gays in America today. “Guess what, we look just like you, your mother, your brother, or the coworker sitting right next to you.” Around fifty portraits were shot in the two weeks that she had, and were presented in stacks in a gallery in Los Angeles, to be taken away by viewers, for free.
They’ve now raised funds to extend another 3 week tour and they chose the South, going to eleven cities including Atlanta, Dallas, and New Orleans.
Here’s where they’ll be in the upcoming weeks and when they’ll be there:
Oklahoma City, OK – Feb. 24th & 25th
Dallas, TX – Feb. 26th
Little Rock, AK – Feb 27th
Jackson, MS – Feb. 28th
New Orleans, LA – Mar. 1st & 2nd
Mobile, AL – Mar. 3rd
Birmingham, AL – Mar. 4th
Atlanta, GA – Mar. 6th & 7th
Athens, GA – Mar. 8th
Asheville, NC – Mar. 9th
Knoxville, TN – Mar. 11th & 12th
Want your face to join the Self Evident Truths Project?! Get in touch at SelfEvident2011@gmail.com or sign up here.