One Community, Carioca series., In a world in which we must contend with labels, misconceptions, and discrimination, what are the cultural markers that most strongly define our sense of community? Is it the history, lifestyle, looks? A code of believes? Is it all of these?
My photographic project, "One Community" seeks to identify common threads and significant differences in communities I have visited, in an effort to examine, challenge, and recontextualize pervasive stereotypes. The images are captured with a voyeuristic aesthetic, with the unsuspecting subjects behaving candidly in their familiar habitat.