I was asked to upload a new photo, as upwork does not allow them... yet..
**Edited for Community Guidelines**
this guy is a featured contributer...who conveniently has a black and white photo...
Rules change. Years ago all sorts of things were accepted which no longer are.
What remains the same, however, is the fact that it is in really poor form to stomp into a forum, point fingers, and scream "I am being treated unfairly!"
I see you were asked to upload a clearer image due to the process you were asked to go through, and can confirm freelancers are allowed to use black and white photos as long as that doesn't affect their clarity. Please consider uploading a photo (black and white or coloured) which clearly shows your face, which is partly shaded in your current image. Feel free to follow up in a pm if you need additional assistance or advice.