And it’s a core premise of The Identity Project, a portrait series by photographer Sarah Deragon centered on LGBTQ individuals and the labels they use to define their gender and sexuality. THE IDENTITY PROJECTThe Identity Project began five years ago when Deragon found a way to radicalize an otherwise banal activity — posting a selfie on Facebook. Just last year, in tandem with Taipei’s pride parade, Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee’s “Out In Taiwan” exhibition shone a spotlight on out-and-proud LGBTQ individuals here. For LGBTQ individuals, creative self-expression is as much a means of survival as it is an aesthetic choice. The Identity Project captures this self-invented, do-it-yourself impulse of LGBTQ culture as displayed through the body and labels.
Source: Taipei Times January 09, 2019 15:56 UTC