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8/4/09 11:34 pm - allthecolors - Questioning the Gender Binary

jpgmag.com is having a Gender Roles theme in Issue 22. Less than a month left for voting.


I've written a story: http://www.jpgmag.com/stories/12659
Submitted some photos: http://www.jpgmag.com/people/smbryceart

please vote and submit your own photos!


4/2/08 02:01 am - popsiclexvision

I have been doing some dallying with some video art. All that is on this website is stuff I have been working on for one course this semester only. Mostly 2-3 minutes long ranging from live action to stop animation to hand drawn animation. The site name is http://danspring2008.blip.tv and I hope you enjoy it. I generally upload once every week by wednesday. As for this week, i am probably going to redo video #7. Aside from that I am going to be working on another animation/live action interactive over the next few weeks, so you might not see anything much between now and then.

Be well.

3/18/08 12:53 pm - dracula_disco

Hi everybody! I'm ghost. I'm 19 and currently living in Pittsburgh, PA. I'm a photography major in college, but since I go to community college I have to wait til I transfer to Point Park University to really start learning photography techniques. I am impatient, however, and have been teaching myself here and there so I'm not completely new to it when I transfer.

Anyway, I have a flickr and a deviantArt page if anyone is interested in looking over my stuff.


3/18/08 10:09 am - boilovesgrrl


Corey of Underground Photography
needs you!

In commemoration of the unfortunate death of fifteen year old Lawrence "Larry" King, Corey of Underground Photography has started Project Valentine.

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Cross posted to: postqueer.

3/12/08 08:14 pm - aedan_james - HELP A GUY OUT: Trans-owned label with the chance to send an artist to a massive UK festival!!

Hi guys,

My name is Aedan, Im 22 and work in the music industry. Transitioning in such an environment has been REALLY tough. Especially with such a massive network of email/telephone-based associates who I don't know on a personal level but needed to inform of my trans status.. a tricky group to come out to! Not helped by the fact that the music industry in general is VERY, VERY judgmental about, well, most things.. let alone trans issues, so it's been a bit of a struggle.

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12/27/07 02:17 pm - allthecolors - Forwarding this along in case you're interested

Photography Project: Seeking Participants

I'm transgender (on the FTM-spectrum) and am working on a photography project that addresses transphobic questions and the power dynamics at work in those conversations. I think New Paltz is a fun place, and I know there's something of a trans* community there (I've been to two of the TRANS-Forming Feminism Conferences). I thought folks here might be interested in participating. (See the FAQ below for more info).

I'll be in Westchester County, NY Dec. 25th - Jan. 11th and would like to find people interested in being photographed for this project. I don't have regular access to a car, so I'd most likely have to be able to reach you by public transit. I am willing to travel. (If you think you might be "too far away" email me anyways, and we'll see.) 

If you're interested, or have questions that are not answered below, drop me a line at questionphotoproject@gmail.com

What is this exactly?
I'm photographing people who have been on the receiving end of transphobic/genderphobic/gender-baiting questions. Participants are photographed holding a wooden sign (provided by me) of a question they've personally been asked.

Why are you doing this?
I've been trying to think of a way to photographically address transphobic questions, and this seemed like a good visual solution. I've been one of the few "out" undergraduates at my school, and have had to deal with a lot of invasive, inappropriate questions myself. This is a way, I think,  to turn those questions back on their heads.  

Who can participate?
Anyone can participate who self-identifies or self-defines themself as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and/or gender variant or is regularly perceived as such (ex. a feminine man, an androgynous person). You can be pre-op, post-op, non-op, hormones/no hormones, etc. Basically, I am interested in photographing people who have been or are on the receiving end of transphobic/gender-baiting questions in a way that places them at a power imbalance. If you want to participate, send me an email. (Minors can participate but a legal guardian must sign the photo release form.)

What will this be used for?
I will use the images towards a body of work for my senior year in the photography major at my university. Images may appear on my photo website in the future. All participants will have to sign a photo release form, to be emailed once you contact me.

What will I get in return?
Within a year of the time I photograph you, I will send you an emailed JPEG version of the image, and/or one print (mailed to your address), if you like.

I'd like to participate, but I'm nervous about having my name used. How can you protect my identity?
Names/initials and other identifying information will not be used in association with the images, unless given express permission by the participant. Faces will be shown in the images, and if you have concerns about that, you may not want to participate.

I'd like to participate, what next?
Send me an email at questionphotoproject@gmail.com with the subject line "photo project." You can email me a little bit about yourself if you like. Come up with a list of some of the questions you've been asked that you feel were transphobic/genderphobic/gender-baiting. Provide context for the questions, if you like-- it's up to you how much you want to share. We'll email back and forth, and based off of other people I've photographed and what sorts of questions they've been asked, we'll decided which one to use for you.

Where do we meet, where can I be photographed, and when?
As this is highly individual, we'll talk in email. But, I'd prefer to meet in a public place and just go from there. If you're nervous about meeting someone "from the internet" bring a friend (I most likely will do this myself, as I'm notoriously bad at finding my way around places). Again, we'll discuss it in email. My schedule is very flexible, so we can work something out. All days of the week are fine, and I prefer to photograph in the morning.

What should I wear?
Whatever you like. I only ask that you refrain from wearing items with excessive logos or text (hats with text are fine though not preferred; t-shirts with text not so much), as that will distract from the text on the sign.

What will you use to photograph?
I don't have any fancy lighting equipment, so just daylight and a medium format camera. I will be photographing using black and white film, and may also use a digital camera to do some quick tests for the light.

12/26/07 01:04 am - allthecolors - Gender Photography Group

I met another photographer who takes gender related photography, and we know there are others, so we decided to start a group for such fabulous people so we can all network, inspire, and share our work. If that's you, please feel free to join. If you know of someone who you think would be interested, please feel free to pass this along:


Gender Photography. A loose knit group of photographers who have explored or want to explore gender concepts in their photography.

This is a place to network, share, inspire and grow in our art together. We welcome amature to professional photographers. Those seeking merely to explore, those seeking to create art for themselves and those close to them, or those seeking to show and sell their art, all are welcome here.

If you wish to contact our list members to view, show or publish our member's art, please send an email to the list owner and one of the moderators will forward your message to the group so those interested may respond to your inquiry.

11/29/07 11:36 am - allthecolors - FtM art at EROS - show open to all genders (SF,CA)


It's not my art, but I hear there will be art by fuct_boi there and if I were in CA I would SO go to see his work. It looks like it's going to be a good show. Congrats dude.

11/22/07 03:47 pm - allthecolors - The Gender Photo Project

I had started a photo project I call The Real Men Project, and along the way found people of all sorts of gender identities who wanted to participate. So I've started taking pictures of all sorts of people, along with a piece of plastic they've written some of their thoughts about gender on. Each is unique in what they have to say, and how they communicate their feelings as you can see in the example below.

You can see more about these at my art blog, smbryceart If you are in Arizona or Southern California and would like to pose for one of my photo projects, either the Real Men Project, The Gender Project, The Mummification Project, or another, please let me know. You can contact me at smbryceart at yahoo dot come


10/30/07 03:45 pm - 0uka - awkward musical parts -- help?

so we have a new director for the Musical this year. a director who doesn't know i'm a tranny.
but the vocal instructor knows that last year i could sing soprano and 'was a girl', i don't know if they've been in communication about it...

but castings were up today, and i'm Officer Lonigan. which i have no complaints for, other than the fact that he sings a ridiculously high tenor. verging on soprano.

note that i've been on T for a good ten months now, and sing bass in chorus. and while i admit to being a baritone, and could easily sing tenor two.. i'm no longer able to hit high notes. at all. in fact, when singing Lonigan's song at callbacks yesterday (they had us all sing it as a kind of onthespot thing), my voice completely cut out. i kept singing, my voice did not. and then i squeaked when i finally managed a little falsetto.

so i figured he might allow me to sing it a bit lower, so at least i can sing it, right? no. i asked today and he said i'll just have to sing it.

i'm not normally one to complain about these kind of dealings, and in fact, i'm really happy to have a singing part.

... but my classmates are just starting to accept me as a guy. the last thing i want to do is go on stage and sing like a girl, and a bad one, at that.

what should i do? tell him i can't do it? tell him i'm a tranny and it'd be extremely traumatic for me to sing such high notes in front of my peers (which isn't a lie, just thinking about it is making me nauseous. especially since i'm just starting to become confident in my baritone voice)?? maybe i could tell him i have hormone problems, and i've been made fun of for having a high voice in the past and i'm really uncomfortable singing high and unless he'll let me lower it to a reasonable note then i have to pass??? or mayhap i'm just over-reacting and i need to just shut up and sing high (and probably screw the part over completely)..????
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