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Artist Aims to Take 10,000 LGBT Portraits to National Mall in Washington

Artist Aims to Take 10,000 LGBT Portraits to National Mall in Washington


Photographer iO Tillett Wright plans to use photos of 10,000 people to tell a national LGBT story.

The Self Evident Truths project is using the power of photography to help tell the stories of LGBT people from all over the country -- more than 10,000 of them.

The effort is part of the group's new We Are You campaign, and Self Evident Truths hopes to create an exhibit that will be featured on the National Mall, in the shadow of the Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C.

The project, which is spearheaded by artist and photographer iO Tillet Wright, is scheduled to be completed by 2016 -- just in time for the presidential election -- and all the images will be published in a collectible photo book.

"If you are anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum in ANY way, even 1% gay, we want to take your picture!" reads the description on the the Self Evident Truths website. It continues, "The aim of the project is to humanize a vast community through the simplicity of their faces, showing that we come in all shapes, sizes, races, and social strata, thus making it harder for people to discriminate against us."

Watch the video below for more information on Self Evident Truths, and visit its website here.

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