Artist Jeff Sheng presents ‘Fearless,’ a photography series about openly gay student athletes

Aug 7, 2012

Olympics Day 5 - Basketball

Seimone Augustus #5 of United States passes the ball in the Women’s Basketball Preliminary Round match between the United States and Turkey on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

There are nearly two dozen openly gay athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. If it’s difficult to be openly gay as an Olympic competitor, it is also frightening to be openly gay athlete in high school or college. This is perhaps the inspiration behind American artist Jeff Sheng’s photography exhibit “Fearless,” which features a series about openly gay high school and college students who participate in team sports.

The ten-minute video exhibition includes photographs of over one hundred athletes as a digital slide show with a voiceover narration by the artist. It will be on display at Pride House until the Olympic Closing Ceremonies on August 12, 2012.

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