Reading Time: 5 minutes Michael Bailey-Gates, Paolo Roversi, Marie Tomanova, Kacey Jeffers, and Nina Manandhar respond to the theme transgression through image and text
“When gender is a binary, it’s a battlefield,” said the queer author Kate Bornstein. “Get rid of the binary, and gender becomes a playground.”
If to be seen is to exist, we must not underestimate the power of photography to validate people on the margins of gender and sexual norms. With the history of the medium anchored firmly in the white male gaze, the Gender and Sexuality Collection celebrates artists who traverse new realms of agency and autonomy, exploring the important role that photography can play in visualising these experiences.