Just found this interesting photo set by photographer Mark Laita, called Created Equal . The series, which is also a book available on Amazon, juxtaposes photographs of people (or groups of people) that have some kind of social connection, leaving you to explore what that social connection might be and hash out a meaning for yourself. As far as I can tell, the meaning for each pairing changes according to what's being paired. The pair above, for example, is obviously making a statement about how we categorize, judge, and debate the one situation according to different demographics. Whereas other pairs may not be as simple, but are thought provoking, or simply humorous. In a way, this project reminds me a little of JR's photo project in Israel and Palestine, juxtaposing portraits of individuals, with the same profession, one being Israeli and the other being Palestinian, in order to make a statement about the sameness of those peoples as humans. (I actually really love that project, called Face 2 Face, fascinated as I am by all things Palestine related. Check it out here.) But this project is quite as focused, purposefully I think. Check out the photos below; scroll over them to find out who these people are.