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From Lexi Manatikis’s article for DAZED:

There are many markers that make Pathy Allen’s pre-internet era ephemera a powerful historical source for the progression of gender equality. Her close ties to her subjects affirms their authentic representation, while her pledge to photographing them in mundane settings (simply living life) illuminates the humanism at the heart of the battle at a time when these communities were largely stripped of their humanity. Each Pathy Allen photo is a plea for society to remember the lives at stake in the battle for gender-freedom. Her key works include her 1989 photobook, Transformations: Cross Dressers and Those Who Love Them, which is considered a landmark reference for gender-variant awareness, as well as her 1990s Gender Frontier.

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