“When I started seeing Wayne’s images from among the 8,000 to 10,000 I review daily from our 550,000 members in 95 countries, they stood out immediately.

What I love about Wayne’s images is that they tell a story. And it’s ongoing. His style is so starkly beautiful, so elegant and there is a mystery behind the different faces. When you look into the eyes you can see the connection Wayne has made with his ‘subjects.’ You see their true selves.

The Relative Project will inspire people because at its core it is so relatable. It’s about human-to-human interaction. It will help create a real global community. I am very happy to have contributed to the dialogue around this important photography project.”

— Jeanne Modderman is a Photography Producer at National Geographic and one of their Your Shot editors.