In the moments when we feel closest to our fellow human beings, there comes a certain comfort, a certain awareness of being connected – a sense of “us.” The mission of Portraits of Us is to capture those moments, to hold onto them and to share them. For we humans are more alike than we are unalike — and, when we are conscious of that fact, we discover our commonality, find love, and create peace.
At Portraits of Us, our vision is to build a library of the human experience. We’re taking our cameras and our tape recorders to places that many of us will never go, to bring back stories with the power to enliven us all.
I feel very lucky to get to be part of this project. I was asked to be a contributing author on this book and I wholeheartedly accepted. It is due out on Memorial Day 2016 and is being published by National Geographic.
These are stories of everyday people. Some of them have moved me to tears while others sent shivers down my back. I’m so grateful to be a part of this project and am anxiously awaiting it’s release date!