From Cory Oldweiler’s article for amNewYork:
Brooklyn-based Lissa Rivera has been photographing BJ, her “romantic partner and muse,” for five years. Their current series, “The Silence of Spaces” at ClampArt, was made at an unoccupied religious complex upstate. BJ, who is nonbinary, wears dresses in many of the photos; in others, nothing at all. Even though BJ does not identify as a man, Rivera said she has never had a problem displaying photos of BJ topless, whereas her own topless photos would get her kicked off Instagram.
“We’re kind of exploring the inherent shame related to women’s bodies,” Rivera says.