WE WORE THE MASKS - A photographic narrative uncovering the hidden elements of our mind, body, and soul.  Conceived/Photographs by Nate Bertone.

WE WORE THE MASKS - A photographic narrative uncovering the hidden elements of our mind, body, and soul. 

Conceived/Photographs by Nate Bertone.

You are standing amongst a crowd of thousands of people.

Take a moment.      Look around.       What do you see?

On a daily basis, thousands of people pass us by and wear “masks” that shield who they truly are. Eventually, these masks become covered by layers of protection that ultimately make it difficult to peel them back to reveal the true face beneath. Underneath these masks are the emotions and characteristics of ourselves that we keep deeply rooted inside, underneath the surface, and hidden from society. We Wore The Masks is a photo-journalistic exploration that dares you to remove that mask, and show the world something that you have yet to share. This project asks the question, “If you could share two words that you feel you keep hidden from the world; either because you are afraid to share them, or because the world does not allow you to; what would those words be and why?” In asking this question, participants have dared to peel back individual layers of their mask to release the thoughts and feelings hidden beneath.

What will it take to discover your inner most thoughts and feelings?

A presentation of portraits and a live-photographed session with 15 individuals from Pittsburgh, PA.