In Peru and especially in the provinces, being gay is a taboo, there is a lot of discrimination, so in 2005 I was able to travel to Buenos Aires. Since 2017 I have been photographing boys residing in Buenos Aires, mostly from bordering countries and Latin America, their stories have similarities to mine ... we all arrive in search of freedom.
Chameleon is a photo essay about visibility and stands as a conversation between masculinities and spaces. Looking beyond heteronormative confines the still frames evoke the love, fear, joy and safe environments of people that exist outside these sometimes suffocating constructs.
Mélanie is posing with her boyfriend, her father, her step-mother and her sister. She's in the middle of a sexual reassignment. She is highly supported by her family, her friends and her boyfriend. She accepted to participate in this project as an activist gesture to put in the light the life of transgender people.