NYT: “I and I,” is a project that involves more than the story of people confronting their sexuality. It’s about people confronting themselves.

“They’re making a lot of effort,” Tomoko Kikuchi, project leader, said. “They overcome their family issues and their love issues and their work issues. They try to find themselves and they try to face themselves.”

Her project confronts a shift in attitudes toward sexuality in China, which Ms. Kikuchi says is more open now than it was in 2005, when she began. Her project attempts to illustrate movement from what she calls a “dark time” toward the personal freedom she sees today.