We Are One
This shoot was inspired by Catherine Opie's "Being and Having" and "Portraits" series. Much like Opie's work, I focused on demographics that are often stereotyped and marginalized by society. I reached out to members of the LGBTQA community and the Upperman African American Center on the day of the shoot, and had an unexpected (and slightly overwhelming) turnout of models. These individuals were eager to take a stand in the movement for acceptance, equality, and mutual respect for all, regardless of race/ethnicity or sexual identity.