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The 99 Faces Project

99 Faces Project challenges the media's view of the look of someone living with symptoms of a mental illness, and informs with a true and corrected view.  A key to living well with any disability, is not to be burdened with fear of stigma, but rather to have loving acceptance and inspiring role models.  This project hopes to encourage those who are on their path to recovery, as well as their families.  
Goal of the 99 PortraitsNo Labels: The 99 faces are unidentified. There are 33 individuals on schizophrenia spectrum, 33 on bipolar spectrum, 33 who love them. But you can not determine who has each experience. No one is labeled to reinforce that symptoms are not the person. These portraits honor all faces, regardless of the presence of a mental illness.

Diversity of the US population is mirrored in 99 Faces, ages range from 3 years old to individuals in their 90th year, and includes individuals from every walk of life: Vets, PhDs, Artists, Lawyers, MBAs, CEOs, authors, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, friends, etc.

Common Humanity: The goal is to the reveal beauty, individuality and happiness within all individuals…. regardless of their experiences with BP-SZ-Normal symptoms.  The photography captures personality and spirit, images which reach from the individual to create a connection with the viewer.