onBeing

onBeing is a video project I made while I worked at The Washington Post. It's based on the simple notion that we should all get to know one another a little better. You'll find video portraits that introduce you to the musings, passions and quirks of all sorts of people. Every week I interviewed and put a spotlight on one new person and the onBeing community grew. I hope you enjoy meeting these folks and thanks for stopping by! -- Jenn

onBeing: Danni Dawson

Before meeting Danni, I probably wouldn't have thought to look for a signature on a portrait, or inquire about who put it there. Talking to her made me realize that there are two people present in her portraits: the subject, and the artist -- who has thoughts and opinions and a point of view that informs her take on a person. Take a look at Danni's website, dannidawson.com, to see a photo of Sandra Day O'Connor's Supreme Court portrait. To hear her describe it, it's one of her favorite paintings.