2019 Photo Contest, Portraits, Stories, 2nd Prize

Northwest Passages

Photographer

Jessica Dimmock

for Topic

08 December, 2017

Barbara Anne (74) first came out in 2002 when her wife helped dress her up as a woman for Halloween. When she looked in the mirror, she says she fell in love with herself. Until 2010, Barbara Ann would change into her dress and wig in her car when that was difficult to do elsewhere.

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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