“We challenge you to look into the faces of these people, and tell them that they deserve less than you.” Self Evident Truths
Above: Artist iO Tillet Wright with Matt from Tranifesto.
In April A Vote & A Vow* was proud to help promote and host Self Evident Truths on the Denver leg of their journey around the US to document 5,000 faces that identify on the LGBTQ spectrum. Check out their site to learn moreabout this amazing project. Denver has the distinction of being the new record for a single day of photos, capturing 101 faces! I was so moved by the variety of participants. Everyone from high school students, to families with small children, to the elderly came to stand up for equality and add their face to the project. And the best part? Many of them stayed all day becoming fast friends, sharing stories and uniting behind a movement that aims to demonstrate that we’re all cut from the same cloth and we all deserve the same protections, privileges and rights under the US constitution, regardless of our sexual identity. Because really. Who can say they’re 100% anything, except human.
Tattoo above reads: “on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. ” Translated, it’s from The Little Prince: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Over the course of the day we realized we were very close to beating the (former) record of 95 faces in one day. I’m beyond thrilled that Denver showed up in force. and created a new record Self Evident Truth captured 101 faces on their Denver stop! The 101 first face above and his gorgeous hands below. Oh and Kashi reacting hitting our goal!
Above left to right, Kashi & iO of Self Evident Truths.
*Something that’s incredibly important to me is equality for the LGBT community. And because I’m a wedding photographer, marriage equality is very high on that list. You can find out more about that over at avoteandavow.com where I’m working with my fantastic partner in crime, Jessica, to provide a national list of resources for same-sex couples planning their wedding.