In a few years, race may become a thing of the past. A photo series entitled Mixed Blood by Cyjo proves this much. From 2010 to 2013, the Korean American artist photographed families from New York and Beijing. The images she has captured reveal an evolution in our ethnic identities, as they depict families of mixed ancestry who also speak various languages. The photos are also a glimpse into the future and show viewers what the average person will look like in the year 2060. Recent numbers also support the idea of this evolution in ethnic identity.
Back in 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau gave respondents the option of identifying themselves as being mixed-race. Initially, 6.8 million people did so. That number grew to 9 million in 2010, a whopping 32 percent increase.
Cyjo's Mixed Blood photos are a fascinating way to portray a trend in the world's ethnic makeup. It also reminds us that while it's good to celebrate our ancestry, we as people can't be categorized as simply black, white, yellow, and so forth.