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Mariette Pathy Allen Resume

Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over thirty years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing across the globe. Her first book, Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them was groundbreaking in its investigation of a misunderstood community. Her second book, The Gender Frontier is a collection of photographs, interviews, and essays covering political activism, youth, and the range of people that identify as transgender in the United States. It won the 2004 Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/Genderqueer category. Other books include TransCuba and Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Burma and Thailand.

Series

Transformations
Transformations

This series actually started with the black and white images in New Orleans on …

The Gender Frontier
The Gender Frontier

Starting in the early ’90s, recalls Allen, “my work focused on female-to-male as well …

TransCuba
TransCuba

Allen writes: “Cuba is a country transitioning from strict communism to a more relaxed …

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