We Are The People/ Gender Reveal

Please share this photo and help me spread this story around, I believe it needs to be told to as many people as possible

This is the 5th in a series I am calling “We Are The People”. I am looking for other compelling stories if you know someone who’s story needs to be told, get in touch with me.We Are The People/ Gender Reveal

This is Apollo, he’s a 17 year old young man living in Providence RI. He attends Classical High School and is a talented artist. Apollo was assigned female at birth and transitioned roughly a year ago. There is a lot of fear and misinformation about transgender people, so I was particularly interested in making this portrait of Apollo to hopefully help move these views in a more positive direction.

What I was struck by when I first met Apollo was his strong and confident personality. I like any person that is authentically them self, especially in the face of adversity, but coming from a teenage boy it’s striking. We talked about how gender focused our society is. In many cases, including his, using the wrong pronouns or refusing to use chosen names cause pain.

We wanted this image to be a little playful by making fun of gender reveals…

Sometimes who we truly are isn’t immediately revealed.

 

About Seth Jacobson Photography

Portrait, Wedding photographer. Living in Rhode Island. A bit Obsessive about photography!!!

Posted on March 11, 2018, in portrait photography, things are looking up and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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