Everyday Strangers (Book) Volume 1

Everyday Strangers documents, photographer, Alonzo Williams Jr's 13 month long journey of random encounters with perfect strangers and marks the beginning of his career as an exhibiting photographer. Williams's encounter with his first 50 Strangers during a trip to NYC acted as a catalyst for this project which ultimately took on the mission to move beyond the surface image of an individual that sometimes places them into stereotypical categories. The power of this project is that it uses the collaboration of portrait photography and unscripted conversation to penetrate the misconceptions often impressed upon audiences by social media, television and the entertainment industry.