2019 Photo Contest, Portraits, Stories, 2nd Prize

Northwest Passages

Photographer

Jessica Dimmock

for Topic

04 December, 2017

Mharie (83), in Eugene, Oregon, used to draw her curtains so that neighbours wouldn’t see her dressed in women’s clothes while her wife was out. A former mechanic, Mharie has been retired since the age of 65.

Transgender individuals around the world are still exposed to widespread social stigma and abuse. For many transgender women, coming to terms with their female selves is an ongoing process. Some find resourceful ways in which to express their identities in private. Senior transgender women in northwestern USA are pictured in the places where they hid their female identities for decades. 

About

Jessica Dimmock

Jessica Dimmock is a filmmaker and photographer.  Dimmock is the recipient of numerous international awards for her photography and video work, including two World P...

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