Judging America – Photographer Exposes Our Own Prejudices

Prejudice and Judgement is not going out of style anytime soon, unfortunately. Dallas-based photographer Joel Pares challenges our most common prejudices with a straight-forward photo project called “Judging America”. This collection of intriguing photos features men and women of different ethnicities or lifestyles, with each person photographed both in a negative stereotype and then in their actual clothes related to their professions.

“The purpose of this series is to open our eyes and make us think twice before judging someone, because we all judge even if we try not to,” explains Pares. “The first image is not necessarily what you actually see, but it is what you categorize them in your head without knowing who they truly are. The second image explains the truth about the person and how incorrect they were judged initially.”

New York City nurse Sahar Shaleem

Harvard graduate Jefferson Moon

Pastor/Missionary Jack Johnson

Fortune 500 CEO Edgar Gonzalez

Stanford Graduate School student Sammie Lee

Iraq Combat Veteran Jacob Williams

Widowed mother of 3 Jane Nguyen

Family outreach program founder Ben Alvarez

Famous painter Alexander Huffman

iPhone app inventor Joseph Messer

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