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Mariette Pathy Allen @ ClampArt

Mariette Pathy Allen: Transformations
through April 10

Zoom Discussion with the Artist and Virtual Tour, March 25, 7 p.m.

“Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over forty years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing across the globe. Her first book, published in 1989, was titled Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them (E.P. Dutton, Inc). The publication was groundbreaking in its investigation of a misunderstood community.

The series “Transformations” started with black-and-white images in New Orleans on the last day of Mardi Gras in 1978 when “by fluke, I stayed at the same hotel as a group of crossdressers, one of whom became a friend,” writes Allen. “This chance meeting took me into a mostly closeted world of men who need to express their ‘feminine sides.’ Realizing early on that I had stumbled upon something potentially liberating and almost completely misunderstood, I set out to ‘de-freakify,’ and to offer a different view.””

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