Transgender USA|Mariette Pathy Allen.
October 21–December 22, 2016
Third Friday Durham Reception and Artist’s Talk
October 21, 2016, 5p.m.–8p.m.
Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over 30 years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing throughout the globe. Her first book Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them was groundbreaking in its investigation of a misunderstood community. Her second book The Gender Frontier is a collection of photographs, interviews, and essays covering political activism, youth, and the range of people that identify as transgender in mainland USA. It won the 2004 Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/Genderqueer category. Her latest book, TransCuba is available via Daylight.
Allen’s photographs and personal papers are being collected by the Archive of Documentary Arts, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Please check back for more information on the exhibition as it develops.
The Power Plant Gallery is an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.