What Being Transgender Looks Like, According to Stock Photography – Alltransinfo

What Being Transgender Looks Like, According to Stock Photography

Transgender people are appearing more often in advertisements and mass media. But when they do, it’s very often in stock photos that show them standing against a blank wall, or else they are hardly seen at all. The most used stock photos are close-ups of their hands holding the symbol for transgender pride, without their faces or other defining features visible.

Stock photographs — which appear in ads, brochures and magazines, and are supposed to seem familiar and inviting — are one measure of how a society sees itself. Transgender people exist, the photographs seem to say, but at a distance — not as full-fledged people, leading individual lives and interacting in the world.

Read More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/upshot/what-being-transgender-looks-like-according-to-stock-photography.html

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