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Butterflies and Caterpillars

The body of work takes a closely intimate look at the contemporary drag scene in the United States. It’s a photographic examination that looks at the notions
of identity and how we construct the self in a space different from society’s pre-established gender-specific roles and expectations.

Over a long period of time, the protagonists were accompanied in their everyday life and photographed in private moments as well as during their per-formances. In addition to the act of transformation, the duality of man, which is determined by the
image of self-design and the image of the outside,
is addressed. Does clothing change our behavior and how much does it reveal something from the inside out? How does outward appearance affect how we appear to others? What is behind all the layers?
The medium of photography served as a means
of revealing the intricacies of the characters hidden behind the loud masque.

press announcement:
british journal of photography

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