“Born Citizens” is a new photography series that combines street style portraits with a crucial storytelling. Each subject is asked the following: “Where are you from?”, “What does it mean to be a citizen?” and “Do you feel like you are (or treated as) a citizen?”

In examining what the subjects – who are often D.C. natives – think about citizenship and how they fit in society, Born Citizens ultimately explores what it means to be human, and the daily struggles that people of color face.

Twice a week, I will post a new portrait and caption at www.borncitizens.com and the Instragram pageĀ @borncitizens. Stay tuned!