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Portraits, destructive stereotypes.

The essence of this interesting project comes down to the old saying “never judge a book by its cover”. The author is a photographer from Dallas and a former marine Joel Pares.

Creating double portraits, pares is trying to break down stereotypes associated with skin color, socio-economic status or appearance.

For each of their models, the photographer makes two portraits. One of them is the personification of the stereotype, the second is the opposite of this stereotype. One of the photos reflects the image of man, as close as possible to the true.

Pares wants to show not all black men are gangsters and thugs, not all Muslims are necessarily terrorists, etc. The photographer repeatedly observed, as the strangers were treated with prejudice towards members of his family and friends – and so was born the idea for this project.

A Graduate Of Harvard

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A widow, a mother of three children

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CEO of a Fortune 500 company

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Pastor/missionary

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Artist with a world name

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A nurse from New York

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The inventor of the iPhone app millionaire

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The author of the family social program

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Student At Stanford

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A veteran of the war in Iraq

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