iO Tillett Wright's work is unmistakable — it's black and white, evocative, and most of all, relatable. Never one to follow the rules, iO's work isn't limited by subject, genre, or the requisites of her assignments. She photographs her friends from Venus X to Olivia Thirlby and CSS, and has directed a number of music videos. She writes a column called Notes from the Underground for the New York Times/T Magazine, where her photography is regularly featured. She continues to show work at Fuse Gallery in NYC and the Vacant Gallery in Tokyo and published a now sold-out book, Lose My Number, in 2010. The point is, she does a lot, and she does it well.
Her most recent project, Self Evident Truths, brought her across the country photographing anyone who isn't 100% straight, to humanize the vast population of people being discriminated against for their sexual orientation. What started as 50 portraits from NYC quickly turned into 2,000. By the time she's finished, there will be over 10,000.
Take a guided journey through her work, and discover its endearing quality through her friends, inspiration, and spontaneity.
Portfolio Review: iO Tillett Wright Shares Her Favorite Works