My name is Harrison, I am a 20-year-old photojournalist based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a photographer, I’ve committed myself to trying to shed light onto groups of people who are misunderstood or unknown.
In my experience, I’ve learned that everybody has a story to tell and that those willing to share it with the world are truly special. Being allowed to record and share people’s stories with the rest of the world is something that I consider to be a privilege.
A person’s worth is not something that can be judged based on their social or economic status. Nor can it be measured by their sexual preference or gender identity. The most important thing is to get to know a person and I see my role as a photojournalist as a means of providing people with that connection.
Alisa asked me to help with “Human” after I volunteered to help her with interviews for part 1 of the project. When she told me that she was expanding the project, I was excited for the opportunity to help. I hope that “Human” can provide some insight to people as to how other groups live. There are so many different kinds of people in the world that the opportunities for the project to grow are infinite. We are here to show that for every human out in the world, there is a story worth telling.
My name is Alisa, I’m 26 years old and I have the travelling bug. I find nothing more exciting than going somewhere unfamiliar, meeting people and getting the opportunity to see the world from their point of view.
Despite my love of traveling, I do not believe that you have to go far to find something worth photographing. Whether exploring a new land, or your own backyard, there is always a story to tell.
Over the years I’ve come to notice that many people are in need of on outlet, a way to get their message out into the world. For this, I’ve mostly found myself focusing on discovering creative ways to allow the underserved to tell their stories in their own way; searching for a balance between art, journalism, and social outreach.
The idea for the “Human Project”, or simply “Human”, was sparked last year when I began thinking of a topic for my final book in my photo seminar with Dr. Edward Trayes at Temple University. After spending more and more of my free time on the streets of Philadelphia, wandering around, speaking to anyone who was willing or in need of company, I decided I needed to find a way to portray the fact that no matter what is thrust upon us in life, we are all at our roots the same. We are all Human.
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"human." is a culmination of the writing, photo, video and design work of Harrison Brink and Alisa Miller. It is meant to act as a forum where we show the vitality of the human spirit through the strife that people face and overcome. If you have any suggestions for the project, please contact us. All input is welcome.