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.

 “There are a lot of ways in which humans are  nothing special.  We are like fragile clay jars, made from dust, and to dust we will return.”

“There are a lot of ways in which humans are nothing special. We are like fragile clay jars, made from dust, and to dust we will return.”

 “My humanity is rooted in the contrast of being  perfectly  &  wonderfully made  by an omniscient God, yet  completely  &  utterly broken  in this world.”

“My humanity is rooted in the contrast of being perfectly & wonderfully made by an omniscient God, yet completely & utterly broken in this world.”

 “I feel the main part of what makes us human is our ability to empathize, and feel sorry for other people in need and want to help them, that’s what makes humanity, humanity.”

“I feel the main part of what makes us human is our ability to empathize, and feel sorry for other people in need and want to help them, that’s what makes humanity, humanity.”

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 “CHOICE. The ability to choose to love over hate; joy over sorrow; giving over taking; & ultimately, Jesus over this world.”

“CHOICE. The ability to choose to love over hate; joy over sorrow; giving over taking; & ultimately, Jesus over this world.”

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 “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.”

Hannah SwansonComment