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Mary Ellen Mark Brings Out Reality in the 'Character Project'

 - Mar 14, 2009   Updated: Aug 2 2011
References: usanetwork & woostercollective
These pictures are from the amazing, world-renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark and are part of the Character Project which brings together 11 world-famous photographers.

The Character Project is commissioned by USA Network to provide a photographic representation of the characters that you meet on a journey through America.

Other artists featured in the project apart from Mary Ellen Mark are Sylvia Plachy, Dawoud Bey, Jeff Dunas, David Eustace, Eric Ogden and many more.

Implications - The Character Project is a revolutionary work that sets out to showcase the beauty in diversity. As cultural boundaries become increasingly less significant in North American culture, art is an effective way to push this movement further and expand the mindsets of those who struggle with it. While it is easy to remain static with regard to culture and acceptance, artworks like this one give audiences a reason to think twice about the many faces of the world.