• Jess T. Dugan & Vanessa Fabbre To Survive on This Shore Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults
  • Jess T. Dugan & Vanessa Fabbre To Survive on This Shore Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

Jess T. Dugan & Vanessa Fabbre To Survive on This Shore Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

Representations of older transgender people are nearly absent from our culture and those that do exist are often one-dimensional. For over five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States creating To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults. Seeking subjects whose lived experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location, they traveled from coast to coast, to big cities and small towns, documenting the life stories of this important but largely underrepresented group of older adults. The featured individuals have a wide variety of life narratives spanning the last ninety years, offering an important historical record of transgender experience and activism in the United States.

The resulting monograph provides a nuanced view into the struggles and joys of growing older as a transgender person and offers a poignant reflection on what it means to live authentically despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

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Half-cloth hardcover 24 x 30 164 pages 79 color ills. English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-854-4 2018

Artist:

Jess T. Dugan

Editor:

Jess T. Dugan, Vanessa Fabbre

Texts:

Vanessa Fabbre, Karen Irvine

Design:

Kehrer Design

Exhibitions

(un)expected families
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Clementine Brown Gallery
and Herb Ritts Gallery, Boston, MA
December 9, 2017 – June 17, 2018

Every Breath We Drew
The Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
April 27 – June 24, 2018

The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today
Ackland Museum of Art, University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, NC, June 1 – August 26, 2018

To Survive on This Shore
projects+gallery, St. Louis, MO
September 6 – October 10, 2018

Every Breath We Drew
Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
September 27 – October 25, 2018

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