“Transgender USA” Exhibit On View at the Power Plant Gallery Through December 22

"Michelle and Betty Ann," Provincetown, MA. Photograph by Mariette Pathy Allen.

“Michelle and Betty Ann,” Provincetown, MA. Photograph by Mariette Pathy Allen.

CDS recommends Transgender USA, an exhibition featuring the photographs of Mariette Pathy Allen on view at the Power Plant Gallery through December 22. Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over thirty years, and has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness and gender variance. Her photographs and personal papers are being collected by the Archive of Documentary Arts and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Transgender USA Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery
Through Thursday, December 22
Power Plant GalleryAmerican Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina

Allen’s first book, Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them, was groundbreaking in its investigation of a misunderstood community. Her second book, The Gender Frontier, is a collection of photographs, interviews, and essays covering political activism, youth, and the range of people that identify as transgender in mainland America. It won the 2004 Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/Genderqueer category. Her latest book, TransCuba, is available via Daylight.

The Power Plant Gallery is a joint initiative of Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program.

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