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.

 “As interesting as the question is, I think the question is more along the lines of what have we forgotten about being human beings and activating ourselves as persons in society. Because what makes us human is obviously the fact that we walk on two feet, we have a voice, we have a cognizant, ability to make decisions that involve our own emotions and the question of other people’s emotions. So, where have we forgotten how to do that? What’s jaded us so much? So when I think about what makes me human is the fact that I haven’t forgotten and I haven’t lost that ability to when I walk into a situation I can actually allow myself some empathy, sympathy, and some compassion, whether or not it aligns with my own views.”

“As interesting as the question is, I think the question is more along the lines of what have we forgotten about being human beings and activating ourselves as persons in society. Because what makes us human is obviously the fact that we walk on two feet, we have a voice, we have a cognizant, ability to make decisions that involve our own emotions and the question of other people’s emotions. So, where have we forgotten how to do that? What’s jaded us so much? So when I think about what makes me human is the fact that I haven’t forgotten and I haven’t lost that ability to when I walk into a situation I can actually allow myself some empathy, sympathy, and some compassion, whether or not it aligns with my own views.”