A World Without Identities

March 18, 2019  •  34 Comments

Identity is a huge part of our lives. It allows us to give an insight as to who we are as individuals, be a part of a particular community, and even just have a definitive understanding of ourselves. Gender, race, nationality, class, religion and sexual orientation are all huge parts of our lives. Of course, these are more prominent identities. Then there are identities that are less likely to be outright seen. They are quite subjective to an individual.

I think today we are more concerned with identification than ever before. More than half of the people we see on social platforms put a list of what they identify as in their bio - some of which seem a bit outlandish. It's definitely something to question. Why do we care so much? I think most people would say that they put it out there, so people can get a read on who they are. That answer is just the tip of the iceberg.

I just like to think about what if we dropped it all? What if we were to not give a name to our identities? Instead of concerning ourselves with putting on a label, we could just be. We already exist as we are. What if I no longer thought of myself as a feminist, a writer or an artist, an introvert? I could exist and not have to worry about labeling myself for others to read. I could express myself through my actions, letting myself silently be known! 

To me, absence of identity is acceptance of unity. It gives a sense of oneness and connectedness.

Here I'm presenting my imaginary world through a photo series - it's a world without identities. Images used here are real, however they can be seen more metaphorically than literally. The images may visually work better in pairs.

 


Comments

Koushik Sinha Roy(non-registered)
Absolutely fantastic work.
Prashant Godbole(non-registered)
Lovely work :-)
Debarshi Dutta(non-registered)
Love the concept & photographs..
Dimitry Khan(non-registered)
Again a very good concept. I liked the first and last the most.
Arnab Ghosh(non-registered)
"absence of identity is acceptance of unity" - so liberating! Our real identity lies in our actions, not what we put up for the world to see.

Each and every capture here is just outstanding. However, your ability to see things beyond the obvious beats that hands down! Big fan :)

Proud of you.
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