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This Transgender Photo Series Sends a Message About Gender Roles

By: Farida Helmy - Published: • References: indiegogo and designtaxi
This bold and vibrant transgender photo series is not only aesthetically striking, it also sends out a message that nonconforming individuals do not need to tame who they truly are because of those who can't accept them. The work of photographer Dusti Cunningham and trans activist Jacob Rostovsky, the transgender photo series ‘Genderbent’ documents different individuals who do not conform to gender roles in society.

“Historically the trans and gender nonconforming communities have been mostly hidden from the average public’s sight. That is quickly changing, with mainstream media showing an interest," says Cunningham.

The photo series does a beautiful job showcasing the subjects creative flair and their strong sense of self, which will hopefully help the audience be less close-minded about the issue of transgender.

"I want this project to offer a view the mainstream won’t. Hopefully it will answer many questions and give a better understanding of the culture,” says Cunningham.