Why I vote
(by Angelo Merendino/S4C Cleveland)
This series, “Why I Vote,” grew out of a collaboration with Danielle Sydnor, President of The Cleveland NAACP.
Earlier this year I photographed Danielle for Cleveland Magazine, and after her story was published I told her I’d love to work together on a future project. This led to a brainstorming call during which Danielle came up with the idea of asking people why they vote.
From there the project evolved into the idea of having myself and three other photographers each photograph eight different people. We wanted our list to be diverse in age, ethnicity, background and gender.
We posted the first portrait on October 6th, the first day that voting opens in Ohio, and we will continue to post a different portrait every day up until the Election Day.
Each portrait is accompanied by the sitter’s reason for voting.