Transpose

PhotographerJean Francois Bouchard
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMontreal, Canada
Photo Date2014
Story

In photographs, as in individuals, there is more than meets the eye. Working in the tradition of classical portraiture, Transpose invites us to question our own prejudices and our society's stereotypes. Behind each portrait lies a more profound transgender reality. Transpose brings to light the complexity of individuals who modified their bodies to become who they really are.

Entry Description

Jean-Fran├žois Bouchard has worked in contemporary visual art since 2003, traveling the world seeking out people whose interests and lifestyles are out of the ordinary. His visual focus is generally on marginalized and often ostracized groups in our Western society. He sees his role as not only that of an activist but also of a witness who communicates the humanity he sees in his subjects. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and festivals in Canada, the United States, and France

Story

In photographs, as in individuals, there is more than meets the eye. Working in the tradition of classical portraiture, Transpose invites us to question our own prejudices and our society's stereotypes. Behind each portrait lies a more profound transgender reality. Transpose brings to light the complexity of individuals who modified their bodies to become who they really are.