If a picture is worth 1000 words, then these photographs should spark a conversation.
Australian photographer Nick Leary took the photographs as part of the Campaign for Respect, which encourages people to rethink the meaning of respect and how we respect each other, according to the initiative's website.
The photographs will be shown at an Australian exhibition in the Melbourne CBD on Thursday.
"Nick Leary's raw and captivating portraits perfectly capture the areas where the conversation around respect is most critical: religion, race, gender, sexual equality and age discrimination," the campaign's website said.
The portraits will also feature in an outdoor campaign on the eastern seaboard before travelling to Times Square in New York.
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