Sarah Pabst’s series “Transformadoras “ give us a glimpse into the difficult lives of two Argentinian transsexuals.
From Sarah’s website:
Cintia and Cecilia, both transsexuals, try to make a living in the streets of Mar del Plata, Argentina. Although Argentina adopted a law in May 2012 that guaranties free choice of identity, transsexuals are still discriminated and prostitution is still often the only chance for an income. Mar del Plata, called La Feliz (The happy one), is not only Argentina‘s capital for summer tourism but also for prostitution and human trafficking.
Sarah is a German-born (1984) documentary photographer and painter and lives since 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Besides her personal intimate work she mainly focuses on women and identity topics. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
She was awarded with the 3. Prize in the ‘Women in Society’ Category of the Picture of the Year (POY) LATAM 2015, the Canon Profifoto Förderpreis (Grant) in 2014 and her work was published in Vice, Lensculture, Le Monde Diplomatique, Profifoto, Burndiary, Zeit Online, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Revista Pecado, Brigitte Young Miss, Deutsche Welle and the Max Planck Journal, among others. She’s a featured Instagram photographer since 2015.
“To me, photography is a way to tell someone’s story through your very subjective and emotional view. I am not interested in the big issues, but in the small stories of people anyone would listen to. To these people that let me be a part of their lives for a moment that can be a miserable, difficult or also euphoric one, I have a responsibility. “
You can see more of Sarah’s work here.
All photos: © Sarah Pabst
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