Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Categories: North America | Photo project | Society

Joel Pares is a world-renowned photographer and computer graphics artist based in Dallas. He grew up watching his father with his 35mm camera and listening to his mother's stories about the model's bygone days in Puerto Rico. Such an unusual combination influenced Joel's worldview and formed the basis of his work.

In his photo series called "Condemning America," Joel tries to destroy prejudices against a particular ethnic group of people. For each hero of his project, the photographer made two portraits — one shows how society sees this person because of his nationality and skin color, and the other portrait is a reflection of the reality of this person, his profession and personality.

That is, photographer Joel Pares tried to convey to people a simple truth — you should not judge by appearance. Not all blacks are gangsters, Latinos are drug dealers, and Muslims are terrorists.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Jefferson Moon, Harvard graduate.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Jack Johnson, pastor and missionary.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Sammy Lee, a graduate student at Stanford.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Jacob Williams, Iraq War veteran.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Alexander Huffman, a world-renowned artist.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Ben Alvarez, founder of the program to help families in need.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Edgar Gonzalez, CEO of the company, which was included in the Fortune 500 rating (the rating of the 500 largest global companies, the criterion for compiling which is the company's revenue).

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Joseph Messer, the creator of iPhone apps, who earned millions of dollars.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Sahar Shalim, a nurse at the New York City Hospital.

Prejudices and stereotypes of America in Joel Pares' photo Project

Jane Nguyen, widow and mother of three children.

Let's next time, when we start inventing for a person the level of his wealth, education and mental abilities, basing our judgments only on his appearance, think several times that it is not worth judging a book by its cover.

Keywords: Prejudice | Stereotype | USA | Photographer

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