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Kansas City Artist's Glittery Portraits Transform Face Masks Into Symbols Of Hope

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Dylan Mortimer
Kansas City pastor Brian Key submitted a masked selfie for Dylan Mortimer's series, which proves it is possible to express personality in a mask.

Kansas City Art Institute graduate Dylan Mortimer has had the respiratory condition cystic fibrosis all his life. He used his years of wearing face masks as inspiration for a portrait series called "Masked Like Me."

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