Kloie Picot: Translife in Asia

January 20 – 24, 2020

All I want is to live my life without fear of arrest (Nisha Ayub / SEED, Malaysia)

Translife in Asia: a photographer’s journey

Translife is the result of ten years dedicated to telling the stories of transwomen in eight Southeast Asian countries from 2004 to 2014. While transgender culture tends to be exploited for entertainment value, Kloie Picot works to normalize and de-sensationalize her subjects. With compassion and abiding respect, her pictures capture the unabashed lives of transwomen living as performers, sex workers, artists, designers, religious and political activists. Picot tells the personal stories of transwomen that demand be told.
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