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These 6 Photos Reveal the Biases We Have About People We Barely Know Anything About

Meet Michael. He’s an actor.

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Photo Credit: YouTube

He’s also the subject of an interesting social experiment conducted by Canon. The company commissioned portraits from 6 photographers, gave them each a different backstory for the actor, and what came next revealed how we tend to portray people after we know something about them.

PSYCHIC

Photo Credit: Franky Tsang

Photo Credit: Lyndal Irons

RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC

Photo Credit: Christopher Meredith

Photo Credit: Christopher Meredith

COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN

Photo Credit: Jin Lim

Photo Credit: Jin Lim

SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE

EX-CONVICT

Photo Credit: Kate Disher-Quill

Photo Credit: Kate Disher-Quill

LIFE SAVER

Photo Credit: Lyndal Irons

Photo Credit: Franky Tsang

Check out the video of the process from Canon.

SOURCES: YouTube, PetaPixel