GENDERNORMALITY


Gendernormality explores the notions of gender norms and identities. Deeply rooted in early 20th century theories, these notions urge individuals to conform to expected gender roles, behaviors and appearances. In an attempt to challenge these beliefs, this series portrays a variety of individuals who are not conforming to the established gender binary. Each image strives to show that identity is inherent to each individual. Essentially, the project aims to celebrate and empower diversity and invites the viewer to reconsider the current norms and beliefs.  

"Dear mom... this may be hard for you to understand but I'd like to introduce you to your son Ian" - Ian, December 2012

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"I wish I wouldn't have to defend myself for being who I am and true to myself" - Michelle, December 2012

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"My power lies in self-acceptance, not self-loathing. This body is a gift, not a mistake. The only changes I ever really needed to make were the ones I made in my head" - Dani, April 2013

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“The beauty of time is that it has gifted me peace with becoming the man I am, and the wonder of falling deeply for the man I love.” - Adam, February 2013


"3 years ago, I thought I was going to lose everything as I finally gave up and became me. Everything changed, everything, and it was better than I could imagine." - Scott, February 2013

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"See me, not who you think you see. See the details, I live them. In this skin, I am home" - Maggie, September 2012

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"Maybe next year they'll invite me for Christmas" - Cindy, February 2013

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"In some way there is a parallel, a rythm, often an almost identical path between the people I photograph and myself. I can hardly take a photograph of a person who identifies somewhere on the gender identity scale without some sort of self-discovery, and through this, I have come to define myself as a female androgynous" - Kris, February 2013

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