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Do These People 'Look' Straight? The Photographer Who Is Snapping LGBT Faces Across America.

For anyone who feels like they fall on the LGBTQ spectrum, from bisexual to transgender, here's a photographer who wants your photo. iO Tillett Wright's photography project "Self Evident Truths" will make a photo record of LGBTQ people in the U.S. today. Why? Well, she wants to use the simplicity of faces to show that humanity exists in all of us.

Do These People 'Look' Straight? The Photographer Who Is Snapping LGBT Faces Across America.

In the video below, iO Tillett Wright explains how the project began and why she is set on taking the project national. So far, Wright has captured hundreds of portraits and is set to capture 5,000 to 10,000 images that will reflect the true face of LGBTQ across America. After that, Wright wants to compile a series of large exhibitions, an online database, and a number of creative projects.

Supported by the Human Rights Campaign, the project is an independent "awareness" campaign, and the black-and-white photos captured by Wright are simple yet striking. Will "Self Evident Truths" help humanize LGBTQ people in a country that is in the midst of a fight for equal rights? As it's mentioned in the video, marriage equality is just one step in the right direction, but there's still a lot to be done. Perhaps her photographs will remind people that, as Wright commented, “Guess what, we look just like you, your mother, your brother, or the coworker sitting right next to you.”


Hear Wright explain in the video below.

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Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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