I Am More Than Who You Think I Am
Julie McCarthy’s “I Am More Than Who You Think I Am” addresses the issue of homelessness for women in a series of black and white portraits.
As a society we tend to label people without looking beyond. This project is intended to look beyond. The portraits depict women who are beautiful, proud, strong-and homeless.
Before taking a portrait, McCarthy talks with each woman about what she would like the viewer to know about her. The text from that conversation accompanies the portrait.
McCarthy’s work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast. She received the Juror’s recognition award from the Monmouth Museum in Monmouth New Jersey and has had a one person show at the Norman Rockwell Museum. She was the Artist-in-Residence at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA for 2014 and her book, The Hair Project, includes portraits of women who have lost their hair to chemotherapy with accompanying text written by each woman.