In conservative Indonesia, transwoman community multifaceted struggles are being affected by the outbreak of covid-19, including the risk of Covid-19 infection, difficulty to access social assistance from the government, job loss, and the damaging effects of long-term stigma and discrimination.
For the series Colourful Ageing, photographer Kami Dubel and creative producer Nina van Rheenen portrayed residents of Amsterdam care organisation Cordaan. A statement, to celebrate that everyone can be themselves and can love whomever they want. This does not change when you are older or when there is a sudden need for care.
The sexual experiences of (queer) people with physical disabilities are taboo. Photographer Robert Coombs breaks this taboo with his series 'CripFag'. A visual exploration of his own sexual and intimate adventures, full of romance, fantasies and kinks.
Since the PiS party came to power in Poland, several anti-LGBT laws have been implemented in the country. In 2019, for example, some 30 different 'LGBT-free zones' were declared, where it was forbidden to preach the 'destructive LGBT ideology'.
From kindergarten to university, all Thai pupils and students have to wear a uniform. It ensures unity among them, but also hegemony and class distinction. For boys, it is a male uniform, consisting of shorts, a military haircut and a shirt with a name and student ID number. Everyone is the same.
In 2019, Guangbo Li began to take private portraits of people who are currently perceived by Chinese society as ‘celebrities with huge followings’. These portraits are temporarily unseen and unpriced and lack faces which are highly recognizable masks and symbols. Guangbo Li presents these people only with their bodies and very little physical and material elements.
Kütmaan is a collection of intimate portraits and daily-life documentary photographs about individuals displaced, and/or claiming asylum, based on their sexuality or gender identity, from more than 20 countries around the world. It is a decade-long project, which began in 2010 in Damascus, Syria.
Since the Indian Supreme Court recognised the Third Sex in 2014, the socio-economic position of the trans community has improved significantly. The project Shape of Self shows this through portraits of trans people from West Bengal.
Ghana is preparing an anti-LGBTQIA+ bill. Since then, violence against LGBT persons in Ghana has increased dramatically. Almost every day an alleged gay, lesbian or trans person is attacked and mistreated. ‘Artivist’ Va-Bene is fighting with her life against this bill.