“Lives in Transition: LGBTQ Serbia by Serbian born photographer Slobodan Randjelović is a powerful portrait of a community battling homophobia and transphobia in Serbia. It is part of the ongoing critically acclaimed series of photobooks published by The New Press with the Arcus Foundation and Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS) on queer communities around the world. The book captures the struggles and successes of 20 LGBTQ people living throughout Serbia-a conservative, religious country where, despite semi-progressive LGBTQ protection laws, discrimination fueled by religious authorities and right-wing political parties remains deeply entrenched. In a country where lack of employment opportunities and hostile families frequently drive queer people into poverty and isolation, these individuals have struggled to build a community that will offer solace, protection, and even joy.”
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
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