Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:24 PM
WillParkinson (16,184 posts)
Photographer Jeff Sheng Presents 'Fearless', His Epic Portrait Project of More Than 150 Out LGBT Ath
Photographer Jeff Sheng Presents 'Fearless', His Epic Portrait Project of More Than 150 Out LGBT Athletes: VIDEO
Jeff Sheng presented his project "Fearless", his ongoing photo series of over 150 LGBT high school and college athletes, at Pride House 2012 at the London Olympic Games, for the first time. Selections from the series hav been edited into a compelling slideshow narrated by Sheng.
He's also begun a fundraising drive sponsored by Nike to turn this series into a photograph book next year: http://www.FearlessPhotobook.com.
Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2012/08/fearless.html#ixzz22X4VlbYX
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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:36 PM
Hissyspit (41,809 posts)
1. Also did armed forces members a few years ago:
"Recently, Sheng has depicted many LGBTQ members of the armed forces who were forced to conceal aspects of their identity to serve their country under the ĎDonít Ask, Donít Tell Policy.í These striking images, despite their often bleak lighting choices, dull setting and ďportrait-without-faceĒ style adopted to protect the individual soldierís privacy and livelihood capture the viewer with a distinct sense of each service memberís personal condition and their internal conflict between oppressed identity and patriotism. After traveling over 30,000 miles to meet with, gain the trust of, and have the privilege to photograph and hear the stories from 17 service members, Sheng compiled his first DADT Volume. As his work grew into further volumes, Jeff Sheng got the chance to work with couples who were involved with the U.S. military and subjected to secrecy within the constrains of Donít Ask Donít Tell. Releasing Volume 3 of DADT later this year, Jeff Sheng created a unique collection of work detailing one of the most overt forms of gender and sexual-orientation based discrimination in our country that attempts to document visually and trough anonymous stories the repression felt my many LGBTQ individuals in America."