Under Sharia law in Aceh, Indonesia, transgressions are punished by corporeal punishment. The number of lashes varies from 7 to 100, depending on the perceived severity. The photos show a court case and public caning, of men who were in a same-sex relationship.
My idols or role models were masculine characters in movies or cartoon films when I was in my school days. They were uniformly strong and rough, and always made a violent look which was supposed to destroy anything. The stereotype of these guy images has been forcing us to become one of them.
Amores Postmodernos a photographic series that aims to show pleasure in a queer lifestyle. I use queer subjects from Guatemala City, in scenes with a contemporary narrative base of social media, sex, gender and sexuality, with layers of religious symbolism.
The five men pictured in this series, are all gay and over the age of seventy. We have talked for hours. About aging and dreams, love, exclusion, and fears, and out of these conversations, this series was formed.
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.