About the Book
Two decades ago, before it was fashionable and even marginally safe, photographer Trix Rosen had begun exploring gender fluidity with performance artist, Fred Koenig. Now sexual bravery is all the rage.
“HE/SHE,” Rosen’s sensuous book of photographs of Koenig, showcases their daring bond of friendship and art. The images challenge the viewer to enter into their courageous world, and empowers being true to yourself. The only story that matters is the one you write. “HE/SHE” encourages the viewer to cross over limitations of imagination and desire.
“HE/SHE” opens in 1996 with the “The Sea Change,” as Koenig morphs into an androgynous mermaid/merman who has washed up on the sand. Soon enter into “Faust’s Study,” a trompe l'oeil painted room, as Koenig becomes the perfect blend of beauty and handsomeness. The 44 black and white and color images remind us that an individual’s gender embodiment is not fixed, and can change throughout one’s life, or even throughout the day.
“HE/SHE” celebrates the right to self-identify anywhere along the gender path and goes right to the heart of redefining masculine and feminine representation.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Standard Portrait, 8×10 in, 21×26 cm
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781367238442
- Publish Date Sep 13, 2016
- Language English
- Tags gay rights are human rights, social justice issues, fine art gay photography, beyond XY, travesties, homoerotic photographs, queer men, genderqueer, gay man, gay men, gender ambiguity, gender identity, transvestite, lesbian, duality of sexuality, gay rights, erotic gay man, sexual orientation, transvestite photography, transsexual, gay sexuality, sexuality spectrum, woman’s gaze, gender performance, gender queer, erotic photography, homosexual, sexual identity, non-binary, transgender, gay, LGBTQ, gender fluid
Trix Rosen is a photojournalist and historic preservation photographer who has produced photo-essays for international magazines documenting the architectural landscape in the Cordillera Mountains and the traditional Kalinga culture of the Philippines over the course of two decades. She is a co-founder of Bakás Pilipinas, a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting preservation research, documentation, conservation and management of Philippine built heritage. Trix was the curator of two photography exhibitions about the Philippines in New York City including the acclaimed 1988 show at the City Gallery, "7100 Islands: Looking at the Philippines Under Aquino." Her photography can be found in many collections, including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Museum. Many of her photographs have been represented in galleries and internationals museum exhibitions including the 5th THESSALONIKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (2015), in Thessaloniki, Greece.