"With GayFace, Kolodner aims to build this sense of empathy by showing the most diverse selection of gay people possible."
"The goal of this project is to break barriers that LGBTQ people have lived under. The purpose is to give them the voice they deserve and the power to speak their truth. "
"When you look at each set of portraits you can feel that something real and tangible has been captured. These aren’t just glorified selfies; GayFace is a collection of living art, humans expressing themselves, and they are beautiful in their honesty and pride."
"The work is a collection of diptych photo portraits of a rainbow of queer folk that [they say] empowers the queer community and highlights the beauty within all of us, regardless of where we fall on the LGBTQ spectrum."
"As a body of work, 'GAYFACE' is Kolodner's response to the marginalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals living in America and the mainstream attempt to cast LGBT identity in black and white terms."
"The artist photographed the subjects this way because, 'closing their eyes gives the viewer a sense of the subjects’ vulnerability.' The eyes open allows the subject to look the viewer directly in the eye."