28 September 2014

Photographer Documents The Lives Of Two Transgender Girls Over Six Years

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For her series ‘Mandy and Eva’, Dutch photographer Willeke Duijvekam documented the lives of two transgender girls over a period of six years.

Both girls were born male, and the series explores their attemps to reconcile their gender with their female identity.

Duijvekam’s lens follows the two girls as they go about their lives, quietly observing their daily activities as they undergo an internal transformation to become confident young women.

Her understated photographs are published in a book, which presents Mandy and Eva’s stories in reverse chronological order. The two girls are depicted together in each other’s spreads to show the interlocking of their lives.

Check out a selection of images below.

[via Beautiful Decay and Lens Culture, images by Willeke Duijvekam]