Mariette Pathy Allen - The Gender Frontier

Mariette Pathy Allen has been shooting the transgender community for over 35 years. Starting in the early '90s, my work focused on female-to-male as well as male-to-female people who live full time in the gender in which they identify. I photographed the evolution of political activism, young gender variant people, and made portraits of individuals as their life circumstances changed. "The Gender Frontier", published in 2003, represents an amazing decade in the struggle against discrimination.

As I lifted the camera to my eyes, I found myself looking into the eyes of the person standing in the middle of the group. Suddenly, I no longer saw a man or a woman, but the essence of a human being, a soul. Through meeting this person, I had the privilege of entering a hidden world that offered me a passport to travel beyond boundaries.

 

Scott Pommier

Scott Pommier  was a recipient of the PDN Photo Annual 2011 advertising award and in 2009 won a place in both the Communication Arts Photo Annual and Luerzer’s Archive. Clients include Converse, Dickies, Nixon, Vans, Ferrari Magazine, Chrysler, Dodge, Harley-Davidson, Chevrolet, Under Armour, Puma, Kohl’s; and editorial work for ESPN the Magazine, Intersection, The Daily and Conde Nast.Scott Pommier was born in Elliott Lake, Canada in 1976. He lives in Los Angeles.

 

Douglas Lyle Thompson

Douglas Lyle Thompson brings a sharp eye and refined palette to his work, which encompasses lifestyle, editorial, portraiture, still life and landscape. This talented Brooklyn based photographer has shot for Monocle, Ace Hotel, Ogilvy & Mather, Fast Co., Citizens Bank, Puma, Google, Onia, Saturdays Surf, Martha Stewart Living, and many more.

Joshua Yospin

Joshua Yospin is a freelance photographer based in Washington, DC focused on editorial and documentary portraiture. The below is from a book project titled "American Patriotism"  targeted for completion after the 2013 presidential inauguration. It's a collection of whimsical, humorous, and often lighthearted symbols of national pride from across the country, but mostly inside the Beltway, where he lives and works as a photographer. Ten years in D.C. has contributed toward his cynicism of our intensely polarized political culture, but it's also a gateway to the huge spectrum of beliefs, attitudes, and people involved in shaping America's hubris.  

Rip Hopkins

Rip Hopkins makes portraits of ordinary folks with a sincerity and seriousness that belies the humor of his work. Born in England in 1972, he studied industrial design at ENSCI (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle) in Paris. Working with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) he has made photoreportages and documentaries in numerous countries including South Sudan, Bosnia, Liberia, Uganda, Ingushetia, and East Timor.