Today we are thrilled to share the intriguing work by Austrialian-born and London-based photographers Patricia Karallis. In her series On the Cusp, of which some works are featured below, she takes on an anthropological approach by capturing the portraits of transgenders. Transgenders are, very briefly, people who do not identify with traditional views on gender identity. By photographing her subjects in their own environment and their own daily clothes, she strips off the stereotypes commonly seen in the media and portrays them as they are, in the most open and honest way possible. About this she says:
I wanted to move away from that by having the portraits taken in each sitters home and in clothes they feel comfortable wearing day to day, with the final outcome hopefully being an open and honest discussion with people of all sex, gender and preferences.
This documentation of people who, in whatever way, are sometimes regarded as different, can be seen throughout her work. Featured below is a mix of photos from On the Cusp and her other portraits.
You can find more of Patricia Karallis’ work on her website: patriciakarallis.com.