I came across this project on Tumblr and thought it was definitely worth sharing as it shows the diversity of the queer community around us in a positive, artistic and inspiring way.
The Identity Project is a photography project started by San Francisco based portrait photographer Sarah Deragon at the beginning of 2014.
“This photography project seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.”
Society is still catching up on the realisation that sex, sexuality and gender are all something a lot more complicated and diverse than the binary system we’ve been taught to constrain ourselves in and this project really shines a light on this diversity.
To be eligible for the project participants must be a member of the LGBTQ community, choose 1-5 terms related to gender and sexuality to self-identify with, sign a model release and come to the Portraits To The People studio in the Outer Richmond neighborhood in San Francisco.
Having said this, the project made it’s way to Portland, New York & Chicago in the second half of last year and will be heading to Austin and Columbus, Ohio in 2015 so lets get behind it and hope it keeps expanding!
For further information on the project and artist visit The Identity Project Website, The Identity Project Facebook page and Sarah Deragon’s photography website Portraits to the People.