QAbad Collab: Conflict in Transgender Bodies and Photography

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Conflictorium, Gool Lodge Opposite R.C High School of Commerce, Delhi Chakla, Ahmedabad, India 380001

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2017-03-16 18:30:00 2017-03-16 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata QAbad Collab: Conflict in Transgender Bodies and Photography

A Photo-Exhibition and Live Discussion: Conflict in Transgender Bodies and Photography
In Collaboration with Queerabad, Curated by Prerna Geeta Manian

The Jogappas are a transgender community in Northern Karnataka and Southern Maharashtra. This collection consists of photographs taken just before they went on stage and performed with TM Krishna; their presence on stage was received by an audience probably seeing them for the first time in such a space. This is an attempt to try and unveil social conventions, viewing the way bodies are situated in spaces, contexts and across temporalities. This is an endeavour to open up a discussion on trans bodies and their representation in photography/popular culture: Howdoes photography challenge, take away, add to bodies it hopes to represent? How do we toe the boundaries of objectification and self-expression, representation and fetishisation? Queer photography poses a challenge on many levels to the photographer and the onlooker, where and what is the position of the photographed? These photographs try and question the idea of how a self wants to present itself, through Sara Davidmann’s idea of collaborative photography and also tries to make us think: What do you see, a performer getting ready for the stage, or a trans-person getting ready for the world?

The exhibition will also include a live discussion starting at 7pm, on issues of trans bodies, representation, trans-erasure and queer photography. Feel free to come early and stick around or check out the exhibit while we chat!

Conflictorium, Gool Lodge Opposite R.C High School of Commerce, Delhi Chakla, Ahmedabad, India 380001

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A Photo-Exhibition and Live Discussion: Conflict in Transgender Bodies and Photography
In Collaboration with Queerabad, Curated by Prerna Geeta Manian

The Jogappas are a transgender community in Northern Karnataka and Southern Maharashtra. This collection consists of photographs taken just before they went on stage and performed with TM Krishna; their presence on stage was received by an audience probably seeing them for the first time in such a space. This is an attempt to try and unveil social conventions, viewing the way bodies are situated in spaces, contexts and across temporalities. This is an endeavour to open up a discussion on trans bodies and their representation in photography/popular culture: Howdoes photography challenge, take away, add to bodies it hopes to represent? How do we toe the boundaries of objectification and self-expression, representation and fetishisation? Queer photography poses a challenge on many levels to the photographer and the onlooker, where and what is the position of the photographed? These photographs try and question the idea of how a self wants to present itself, through Sara Davidmann’s idea of collaborative photography and also tries to make us think: What do you see, a performer getting ready for the stage, or a trans-person getting ready for the world?

The exhibition will also include a live discussion starting at 7pm, on issues of trans bodies, representation, trans-erasure and queer photography. Feel free to come early and stick around or check out the exhibit while we chat!




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