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Photo Steve McCurry.

Childrens by Steve McCurry

“I’m grateful to intelligent people. That doesn’t mean educated. That doesn’t mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people used to call ‘mother wit’ means intelligence that you had in your mother’s womb. That’s what you rely on. You know what’s right to do.” Maya Angelou, photographed by Taylor Jewell

Rosa Parks

Mary Anning. 19th century fossil, collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became famous for a number of important finds she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis, Dorset, where she lived.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Last words: "It's been a long time since I drank champagne."

David Trood created the Face of Humanity based on an accurate ratio of the world´s ethnic/regional groups according to 2009 demographics. He photographed 670 men and women (1/10,000,000th of the global population at that time) who were selected to proportionally represent the demographics of the world population as reported in 2009. He then merged all of the male portraits and all of the female portraits to create respectively the Male Face of Humanity and the Female Face of Humanity.

Dr. Eliza Ann Grier. Born enslaved, she became the first African American to practice medicine in Georgia