Gender-box breaking photo-essay selected for festival

Some of you found this blog when it was quoted in Ruth Padawer’s piece in the New York Times Sunday Magazine “What’s So Bad about a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress” last summer. (Revisit my thoughts about that experience here and the post it quoted here.)Boys cover (v_1).indd

The cover article was accompanied by photos taken by photographer Lindsay Morris at an annual summer gathering for gender-variant children and their families. The article explains, “Most of the boys who attend dress and act ‘male’ in their daily lives, and the gathering offers a safe haven where they can express their interpretations of femininity with like-minded boys, their parents and siblings.”

LOOK3, Charlottesville, Virginia’s Festival of the Photograph, has just announced that Lindsay Morris’s body of work “You Are You,” from which the article’s photos were drawn, is one of 40 selected for inclusion at this summer’s SHOTS & WORKS 2013. On June 14 and 15, “showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative current photography projects today, these . . . present a dynamic cross-section of work from photojournalism to fine art. In these 2-hour projections, established professionals and emerging artists are given the rare opportunity to fully express an entire project to a large audience.”

See more images from Morris’s “You Are You” series here, as well as peruse her other work. If any of you can attend the Charlottesville showing, I hope you’ll write me about the experience!


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