Posted by Freiya on October 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am
Posted by Freiya on October 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am
Submitted by Claude Vallee, the photographer.
“This is the best birthday card ever. Blue box with shiny pink ribbon : that is me! Even the wishes (inside and outside) are genderless (and that is a feat in French!). Officially from my mom, chosen by my sister and mother. Birthday was a while ago and I can’t stop being happy about it! ”
Posted by Freiya on October 14th, 2014 at 08:00 am
Really interesting photographer.
Note: some of the photos show (artful) nudity.
Posted by tigr on March 13th, 2014 at 08:00 am
Before and After Photos
I had to share this. I love long hair. There is something magical about all kinds of men who are not afraid to express themselves in gender non-conforming ways — and they have long hair! Enjoy.
Posted by tigr on February 5th, 2014 at 08:00 am
Submit your gender identity & a photo of you embodying that identity in 5 words or less! Gender Fancy (like Cat Fancy) is a fun & creative way to challenge the heteronormative assumption that there are only 2 genders in the world. Contribute!
Posted by tigr on December 9th, 2013 at 08:00 am
As the title says, this is a photo shoot of men wearing an outfit from their girlfriends. From the photographer’s description: “He wanted to make images that showed not only the equality of balance in heterosexual relationships, but also the feeling of confusion the male may be experiencing with this change.”
I think Genderfork readers will appreciate this because of the portrayal of cis-gendered men in a feminine aspect and the reactions that may evoke. For example, one of the commentators on the original website said that the portraits made him feel uncomfortable yet curious how his girlfriend may have influenced his own gender expression over time.
Posted by tigr on November 25th, 2013 at 08:00 am
A portrait project
This project lives through me. It is a concept, a bridge, a running topic, a challenge, and many other things. The images haunt, linger, inspire, incite, and provoke. I want people to understand the ability to strip down our gender to our inner selves and this is why nudity is used. The classic play on the Biblical ‘Eden’ reaches this importance. Gender spills out of us in uncontrollable ways and when we realize this then the real play begins. The quality of this work is based on years of experience and passion.
Posted by tigr on August 29th, 2013 at 08:00 am
Submitted by Erica. Full set (includes partial nudity).
“The photographer identifies this subject as, ‘Kat Chr – She came to NY from Jamaica to work on some personal music projects. We collaborated on this shoot, Kat bringing her energy.'”
( Submit A Photo )
Posted by Kat on July 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am
This photo project is a study of “burnesha” or women who have become sworn virgins to escape the oppressive laws against women. They change their appearances, mannerisms and even names, and take a vow of celibacy. It’s an interesting study of an ancient practice of gender swapping which is quickly becoming obsolete.
Posted by tigr on June 18th, 2013 at 08:00 am
James Fowler recommends…
An annual photography exhibition and book launch
10×10 is an annual photography exhibition celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ Canadians to the Arts. Each year ten queer Canadian photographers are selected to each take ten portraits of ten different Canadians who have in some way made a contribution to the arts, either as a creative, or as an arts worker, administrator or philanthropist. All 100 photos are exhibited at the Gladstone hotel during Toronto Pride week and sold as a book with proceeds going towards an arts initiative for queer and trans youth.
2013 marks the third edition of 10×10. It is planned as a ten year project, which, with the 10th exhibition in 2021, will have included the work of 100 photographers and documented 1000 queer Canadians in the arts.
Posted by tigr on May 29th, 2013 at 08:00 am
Pedro aka Strangelfreak recommends…
A photoshoot I made for a project on Non-heteronormative family units, in this case is Lorena who is an M2F trans, Claudia genderneutral (wearing my beard) and Filippo Putrefashion who is a genderfucker… I hope you like it.
Posted by xMech on November 19th, 2011 at 04:00 pm
I’ve admired Zhang Jigna’s (see also http://zemotion.deviantart.com/) photography for a long time. And I was especially taken by these shots of Daniel Landroche. The blog post has a (brief) interesting bit of commentary on different people’s conception of beauty. These photographs in particular stand out to me for capturing a kind of elegance we don’t often see associated with male beauty. These aren’t the images of stereotypical male strength or of dominance that most frequently make up our images of men.
Posted by xMech on October 12th, 2011 at 08:00 am
JJ Levine is a Montreal-based artist who explores issues surrounding gender, sexuality, self-identity and queer space. In addition to pursuing a career as an artist, Levine gives “Lesbian Haircuts for Anyone” in a bike shop in Montreal’s gay village. Also check out the “Alone Time” gallery: http://www.jjlevine.ca/alone.html.
Posted by xMech on June 11th, 2011 at 08:00 am
gender-fucking photo shoot from afterallen.com
…because gender-fucking is hot! And maybe it’ll inspire some equally gender-fabulous photo series of famous male-assigned folks…
Posted by xMech on April 2nd, 2011 at 08:00 am
pictures of a switcheroo
This is a neat set of pairs of photos where the two outfits in the picture stay the same, but the people wearing the outfits change.
Posted by xMech on March 11th, 2011 at 08:00 am
an ad for their first female installer
When gender boundaries were being busted down, and androgyny was rampant and acceptable. Conversely there is also an ad for the first male operator who resembles ashton kutcher.
at&t wants girls that can climb and boys that can talk on the phone for hours
Posted by xMech on February 27th, 2011 at 08:00 am
A JPGMag Photo Essay
A short but well-written first person photo essay about being transgendered/androgynous.
Posted by xMech on February 15th, 2011 at 08:00 am
A reader recommends…
A blog (with an interactive project!)
A high schooler (now a recent grad, I think) decided to blog her way through an issue of Seventeen magazine, using tips and advice from it every day for a month. It was pretty interesting in and of itself. She noted the assumed homogeneity of the Seventeen reader (thin, “good” hair, etc.) not to mention the myriad other problems with teen media and decided to address the problem.
Now she is asking people to submit pictures of themselves with the prompt, “Hey Mainstream Media, I Am…” She has not decided what to do with the pictures yet, but wants to make them somehow visible to media execs. You do not have to be a teen or a girl, and I thought that the gender-variant, androgynous, and otherwise awesome readers of Genderfork would have some great ideas for submissions.
Posted by Zory on August 4th, 2010 at 04:00 pm
Erica (the photo curator) recommends…
A Flickr group combining my two favorite things: gender bending and high geekery. Be sure to check out the Princess Leia and Hellboy costumes!
Posted by Zory on July 30th, 2010 at 08:00 am
submitted by Izzy, the photographer.
From the Photographer:
I did a photo series called Gender Outlaws a few weeks ago. The series primarily explored how body language and appearance choices and sex communicated gender (pro tip: only the first one really counts), but also touched on issues of what types of body language we associate with which genders, (like passivity and aggression), how race can play into the power dynamics, and lots of other things.
Posted by Adisson on June 13th, 2010 at 08:00 am