For this years festival exhibition, professional and amateur photographers from all over the world were invited to submit their work on the topic “Breaking Gender Stereotypes” as a central theme. Discover the 10 selected projects ...
Blade for Babes is a reflection on beauty and innocence for me. The aim of the project is to question our vision of the feminine and the dictates that we impose on Western women. Fascinated by certain symbols, I wanted to image a satirical criticism of certain codes and clichés that we are still struggling to...
My intention with this project is to embrace the freedom we obtained 25 years ago by depicting our freedom to express our ideas, opinion and sexualities without fear of discrimination. I was inspired by positive energy Masombuka has towards life and the fact that they are open minded.
“Life without a Parachute”: Trans, Drag and Androgyny is a collection of LGBTQ portraits of individuals who've redefined gender identity in entertainment, military service, politics, sports, education, activism and philanthropy.
Attitudes towards gender & sexuality can be rigid in Iran. Being gay is a crime, punishable with death for men and lashings for women. A conservative former president of Iran, Ahmadinejad once declared that there are no gay people in Iran. That’s why Iran is a hub for sex-reassignment surgery.
Manufacturing cheese from mother’s milk is a taboo. It was in the early nineties that I first had the idea of manufacturing cheese from mother’s milk. My idea became part of an ongoing discussion with my friends.
Casa Azul is a socio-visual investigation, started in 2016, into the life stories of five trans women imprisoned in a correctional facility for men in Mexico City.
Power is what? Control over the time, space, and bodies of human interaction? Giving power away comes effortlessly. The pathway to get it back is to return in time to images both personal and cultural; iconic childhood references, lost family photographs, childhood yearbooks.
The Girl you lost to Cocaine“ explores the world of drag queens. I have been working on this project since 2017 and am continuing to do so. I want to show the power of transformation and the diversity of expression from within the community of cis-gendered, trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming individuals.
“gal and Hiroshima” Is a collaborative series. It reflects what it means to have a — what we call — corpa, a portuguese word that refers to the actual body of a LGBTQIA+ person that has no and every gender.
“The Queens of Babi” was created after meeting and talking with the members of Abidjan's drag community, and discussing how to highlight their talent and creative passions. For a duration of two years, until 2018, members of the drag community in Abidjan would meet discreetly in an undisclosed bar to attend drag themed events.