“Self-Evident Truths: 10,000 Portraits of Queer America” by iO Wright Tillet— Portraits pf LGBTQ America

Wright, iO Tillett. “Self-Evident Truths: 10,000 Portraits of Queer America”, Prestel Publishing, 2020.

Portraits of LGBTQ America

Amos Lassen

“Self-Evident Truths: 10,000 Portraits of Queer America” is a collection of photographic portraits of 10,000 people from across the US.

iO Tillett Wright began an ambitious project to photograph the faces of people across the country who identify as anything other than 100% straight or cisgender. Looking for 10,000 people from all fifty states and shot over a nearly ten-year period, this is an inspirational book in which we meet all kinds of people. Some of these are famous and most of them are familiar. We see ourselves in the people we meet here. Each image is a story and each story is part of our history. Stereotypes are broken and become complex through these photographs. As we view them, we face questions about identity and freedom and see that ideas of sexuality and gender are filed with variations.