Through the arts, the Diversity is Beauty Project is an effort to remind us of and celebrate the diversity of humanity in the face of growing intolerance, nativism, discrimination and anti-immigration sentiment. Our hope is that such powerful imagery will help heal wounds and inspire unity. The project develops, encourages and supports art that conveys a positive and inspirational image of diversity through its beauty, strength, simultaneously celebrating humanity’s differences and its unity.The Diversity is Beauty project brings a timely, compelling and needed positive message about our humanity, celebrating the importance and beauty of diversity in our society through the strong emotional impact and original artistry. We hope you’ll join us in this important project — through your artistry, your voice or your support — to celebrate diversity and inspire unity among millions.
“I have a profound appreciation for the natural beauty of life on our planet, whether it be plant, animal or human life. The combination of the arts and science has always been important to my work. People don’t get involved in an issue because of a clever argument. They are drawn in because something has deeply touched their heart, and the arts can reach the heart better than anything a politician — or marine biologist — can say.”
, a lifelong and award-winning photographer based in Washington, DC and founder of Appeal Photography LLC. He is also well-known as a marine scientist, environmental leader and advocate, having worked tirelessly for his entire career on such issues as climate change, restoration of the Everglades, and currently, protecting and restoring coral reef ecosystems. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, PBS NewsHour, NPR, CNN, the New York Times among other news outlets. As a photographer, his work has ranged from wildlife and underwater photography to boudoir and fine art nude photography.