PHOTOGRAPHS TO MAKE YOU THINK
BY SARA DARLING
Look closely at these photographs and you might be surprised at the models. They could be people you know. British photographer, artist and documentary film maker, Bex Day has captured some of the UK's older transgender community in a moving exhibition, to raise awareness to the gender stereotypes which are often inflicted by society.
Choosing to call the show 'Hen', which translates into Swedish as the gender-neutral personal pronoun, 'they, the exhibition at London's Herrick Gallery explores how stagnant and narrow minded the art world actually is. Featuring 30 subjects over the age of forty, Hen tells the personal stories of those within the community, and the common themes that unite them.
Aiming to expose gender stereotypes, and explore how they have affected the older transgender community, the exhibition showcases real people and questions how we define gender and these alienating classifications.
Curated by Sandrine Servent, Mina Raven and Co-Curated by William Esdale, and BKN, there is support from Stonewall Housing.
Check it out from April 1st - April 7th 2019 11- 18:30
Herrick Gallery, 93 Picadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NQ