The other day one of my studio mates caught me listening to Hank Williams while I was cleaning my out studio.
“Transgender” is a very new word for a very old concept, one that has followed the human race since its origin all across the globe. Below is a small sampling of genders and roles that fall outside the strict male/female…
Demian Diné Yazhi’
KEEP PORTLAND NATIVE, 2014
The Shirt by Shelley Niro, 2003.
Niro’s work consists of a connecting series of photographs that should be read together as a whole narrative. The images are set in a pastoral landscape, and each subsequent photograph offers an increasingly incisive statement on the colonization of the land that once belonged to aboriginal peoples.
Shelly Niro was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1954. She is a member of the Mohawk Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Turtle Clan, Six Nations Reserve. She is currently based in Brantford, Ontario, and works in a variety of media, including beadwork, painting, photography, and film. (via virtual museum)