'I'm Tired' Photographs Aim To Show How Harmful Discrimination Can Be


As the rumblings of those tired of suffering at the hands of inequality grow louder and find their way into the ears of a wider audience, a photo project hopes to add voices to the cause in an unorthodox way.

The “I'm Tired” project, created by Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans earlier this summer, consists of a series of black and white photographs in which volunteers from diverse races, creeds and genders pose with their bare backs to the camera.

On the backs of these people -- who "could be anyone" --  are exasperated messages detailing what each person is sick of hearing.

When the photos are posted to the project's Tumblr and Facebook pages, each one is accompanied with a blurb detailing the subject's experience.

The posts tackle sexism...

As well as racism...

...and economic struggles.

In a recent interview, Evans reportedly said,

The University of Nottingham graduates hope the awareness raised by this project will garner a shift in perspective.

She continued,

The project garnered over 3,600 followers thus far on Facebook, and with any luck, it'll continue to have success.

Citations: Women challenge damaging stereotypes with powerful 'I'm tired' photo project (Metro)