Judging America: Portrait Series that Alternate Between Judgement and Reality by Joel Parés.
They say not judge a book by its cover, for photographer Joel Parés‘ series “Judging America,” that’s exactly what he wants you to do… at first. Presented as simple portrait GIFs, Parés wants you to start by judging the book — or in this case person — by his or her ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, and then, just as you’ve decided what it is you want to believe about the person you’re looking at, he reveals the reality.
“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 Parés to Peta Pixel. “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.”