Representations of older transgender people are nearly absent from our culture and within artistic realms, and those that do exist are often one-dimensional. To Survive on this Shore combines photographs of transgender and gender-variant people over the age of fifty with interviews about their life experiences in regards to gender, identity, age, and sexuality and provides a nuanced view into the complexities of aging as a transgender person. This project is made in collaboration with Vanessa Fabbre, PhD, LCSW, a social work researcher and Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, whose research focuses on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and aging. By combining our experiences working as a photographer and social worker within the transgender community, we hope to create a project that is simultaneously highly personal and socially relevant.
View the project website here.