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Jeff Sheng



Biography

Jeff Sheng is an American artist whose photographic work over the last decade has focused on the 21st century LGBT rights movement. His photographs on this topic have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, the Advocate, and The New Yorker, among others.

Sheng first attained recognition for his photographic series Fearless, a project about ‘out' lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes on high school and college sports teams. Since 2003, he has photographed over 200 "out" athletes, and he has spoken about and exhibited the Fearless Project at over seventy different venues, including dozens of college campuses as well as at the headquarters of ESPN, Nike, and the NCAA.  The project was just published into a photography book, FEARLESS: Portraits of LGBT Student Athletes, featuring an afterword written by retired NBA basketball player Jason Collins.
Fearless Project exhibit by Jeff Sheng

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