The Our Kind of People series examines how perception about someone's identity, value, and character is affected by appearance such as clothing, race/ethnicity, gender, complexion and class signifiers, and how this then informs our daily interactions and social systems. The subjects in this work are dressed in clothing from their own wardrobes. The outfits are worn in a style similar to how that person would wear them in daily life. The lighting and facial expressions have been kept the same in each photograph. The only changes from image to image are the person's clothing, gender, race/ethnicity, and in some cases their hair. Devoid of any other context for assessing the personality of the individual in the photograph, the view projects their own cultural perceptions — and most likely biases — onto each image. Though not strictly documentary, these images are non fiction in that you could encounter any one of these people looking like any of these alter egos on any given day.
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