The Fearless Project is an exhibition and photography series by Jeff Sheng that features the portraits of over 200 LGBT student athletes in the United States and Canada.

Sheng has exhibited the photo series in non-traditional art venues, such as student centers and campus athletic facilities. The work has now been been seen at over 70 different venues, including the headquarters of Nike and ESPN, as well as select locations at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.

It will be on display in the Union Lobby until October 6.

Jeff Sheng is an American artist whose photographic work over the last decade has focused on the 21st century LGBT rights movement. In 2003, he began photographing LGBT high school and college athletes who were "out" to their teammates, as an artistic self-exploration of his own identity as a former closeted high school athlete.

“My reasoning for starting the ‘Fearless’ project was about never being able to be an out athlete myself,” Sheng says. “It was inspiring to encounter people who were doing something that I hadn’t been able to do. I found myself moved by their bravery.”

Jeff will have time to photograph students on October 5 from 9 AM – 11 AM.
If you wish to have your photos taken, contact the Office for Equity and Diversity or the LGBT Resource Center to schedule a photo session.

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