Don't Ask, Don't Tell is an exhibit of about 60 portraits Sheng has taken in 25 states.
Columnist Leonard Pitts had the following to say about the photographs in a recent column:
Look at these pictures.
Look at what isn't there, at what the images withhold. You see the figures. But always, a hand is raised, a shadow intervenes, a head is turned, the top of the body is cropped away, and you are denied what you instinctively seek: identity. You are denied their faces.
What's going on here? Don't ask, don't tell.
|From Jeff Sheng's Fearless project|
Sheng's earlier project, Fearless, about out high school and college athletes, was the subject of a piece by Charlie Gibson of ABC news.