design & photography

THE HUMANNESS PROJECT

I want to learn from the city and people of Chicago, and as I listen closely to the voice of another and photograph the physicality of their humanness I hope to become more aware of the ways we our similar and that our needs aren’t so different — how our humanness unites us.

 “The ability to use our claws to climb trees. Probably donuts. Alright, I think what makes us human is the ability to want to get better, right? Rather than, just I think most things in the world want to stay the same an protect themselves, where the human has an ability to protect itself and survive, but it actually has this idea of trying to evolve and trying to get better, trying to train itself, trying to make itself smarter, trying to advance the species.”

“The ability to use our claws to climb trees. Probably donuts. Alright, I think what makes us human is the ability to want to get better, right? Rather than, just I think most things in the world want to stay the same an protect themselves, where the human has an ability to protect itself and survive, but it actually has this idea of trying to evolve and trying to get better, trying to train itself, trying to make itself smarter, trying to advance the species.”

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