"Transgender Beautiful" photography by Jady Bates

TRANSGENDER BEAUTIFUL presents an overview perspective on the transgender life experience of self-actualization beyond the perceivable constraints of the global community. The series begins with the transgender person emerging with their true identity, against a black background. The transgender person comes to terms with their true identity and is totally emerged in the world, as presented against a white background. Throughout this self-realization, there exists tentativeness, strength, society’s own conflict with this person’s emerged identity and, finally complete comfortability (“I AM-ness”) within their own body and the world, whatever the world’s reaction may be.

I chose to use a Holga camera because of its mysterious, elliptical element, and I wanted to convey this element along with the staggering beauty of the concept and subject. ‘A photograph speaks without words, and a Holga picture can shake the soul.’

This is a solo photography show, opening September 8th, 2016 at Soho Photo Gallery (sohophoto.com).
Opening reception is 6pm-8pm and the show runs through October 1, 2016.
All photographs are hand-printed by the artist.

[Transgender model & activist: Rebekah Katherine Brewis @kattsense]

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