“WORDS”, is a series of portraits that reflect a social commentary on how a single WORD can shape our lives. A WORD can lift us, crush us, turn us into inspirations or create monsters. Most importantly it can shape our own perspective of ourselves. “WORDS” can be raw and emotional and can leave lasting impressions. A WORD can be the single force that makes us who we are.
These raw portraits represent the choice we make to silence ourselves when hurtful things are said about us in hopes that one day the “WORD” will be forgotten to everyone but ourselves. The black and white images of these 28 individuals reflect how one WORD has affected them in their lifetime. Their courage to share their story and vulnerabilities is a testament to how strong and incredible they are despite their WORD.