Question: Photography on female masculinity

Fox asks…

Can anyone recommend or link me to any photography (or books on) dealing with female masculinity, androgyny, trans* men, genderqueer folk etc?

Photos, photographers, exhibitions, blogs, articles, books — anything!

Also if anyone wants to let me in on how they use photography to frame/express/unsettle/whatever their gender identity, that’d also be great.

Any thing even remotely related would be much appreciated!

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on February 17th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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11 Responses to “Question: Photography on female masculinity”

  1. Als

    Obvious one:

    The Drag King Book by Judith “Jack” Halberstam and Del LaGrace Volcano (Photographer). It’s given me enormous inspiration. It may be a little difficult to track down, but it’s gorgeous.


  2. Clare

    Have a look at Molly Landreth’s work on this site. its under the Photo Collections heading and may help your thinking!


  3. ollie

    Try for pretty pictures of boi fashion, for similar and more,

    ‘Female Masculinity’ by Judith ‘Jack’ Halberstam for lots of insightful commentary and the odd gorgeous photo, and for photography, blog posts and links that often deal with female masculinity and genderqueerness amongst a whole host of other things.

    I’m keeping an eye on this so hopefully I will find some new places too!



  4. ;)

    Try anything and everything by Ivan E. Coyote — books, poems, short stories, youtube videos, etc.


  5. Anonymous

    also try this site features mostly trans men


  6. Anonymous

    The above is a link to the home page of the Takarazuka Kageki theater company in Japan. It’s famous for putting on productions with an all female cast playing both male and female roles. An interesting example of theatricalized female masculinity. The page is in Japanese, but has quite a few pictures.


  7. Anonymous

    Check out FashioningAdrogony on Tumblr.


    tigr replied:

    Do you mean ?


  8. Kahn


    Not sure if you still need these, but photographers that have looked at the issue of gender identity include: Catherine Opie, Molly Landreth, Katie Koti, Sophia Wallace, Tina Fiveash, Collier Schorr, and that’s all I can think of right now!

    Good luck! :)


  9. Fox

    Thanks so much, guys! This has all been really helpful and very much appreciated.


  10. Chloe


    Not sure you are still looking at photographers who work on gender identity but I am one of those Chloe Meynier and you can find examples on my series Embrace Yourself, my friend Kristin Lyseggen is also working with transgenders and other names you can check out too are Christer Stromholm, Jess T Dugan, Julie Fogarty, Thibault Stipal, Asa Johannesson, Claude Cahen and Rebecca Swan.
    Hope this will help!



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