What I Be Project: Stunning Portraits of People Revealing Their Darkest Insecurities

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The “What I Be Project” is a photgraphy series by Steve Rosenfield in which subjects were asked to reveal their deepest insecurities. The result is a set of powerful portraits that not only show the physical appearances of people but their emotional and psychological state as well.

As Rosenfield puts it, “In today’s society, we are told to look or act a certain way. If we differ from these ‘standards,’ we are often judged, ridiculed, and sometimes even killed over them. I started this project in hopes to open up the lines of communication, and to help everyone accept diversity with an open mind & heart. Each person that takes part in the project is extremely courageous! They are putting their insecurities out in the open, and exposing a side of themselves that nobody has seen before. By stating ‘I am not my_____,’ they are claiming that they do in fact struggle with these issues, but it does not define who they are as a person.”

1. “I am not my abortion”

I am not my abortion


2. “I am not my acne”

I am not my acne


3. “I am not my addiction”

I am not my addiction


4. “I am not my adoption”

I am not my adoption


5. “I am not my amputation

I am not my amputation


6. “I am not my anxiety”

I am not my anxiety


7. “I am not my awkwardness”

I am not my awkwardness


8. “I am not my blood composition”

I am not my blood composition


9. “I am not my body image”

I am not my body image


10. “I am not my bulimia

I am not my bulimia


11. “I am not my character”

I am not my character


12. “I am not my depression”

I am not my depression


 

13. “I am not my facial hair”

I am not my facial hair


14. “I am not my fat”

I am not my fat


15. “I am not my feet”

I am not my feet


16. “I am not my feet”

I am not my femininity


 

17. “I am not my gender identity”

I am not my gender identity


18. “I am not my gender”

I am not my gender


19. “I am not my guilt”

I am not my guilt


20. “I am not my loneliness”

I am not my loneliness


21. “I am not my masculinity”

I am not my masculinity


22. “I am not my meds”

I am not my meds


23. “I am not my molestation”

I am not my molestation


24. “I am not my number”

I am not my number


25. “I am not my pace”

I am not my pace

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