The hidden history of transsexual Paris: Intimate portraits documenting the lives of the red light district’s ‘ladies of the night’

Documenting our past makes it harder for people to erase that past.  Our history helps prevent the manipulation of myths to serve present day agenda driven people.

From The Daily Mail UK:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2141360/Christer-Str-mholm-Photography-exhibition-documents-transgender-women-Paris.html

Exhibition features intimate portraits of the lives of transsexuals

By Kerry Mcqueeney
8 May 2012

For ten years Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm lived alongside the transsexual women occupying the red-light district of Paris, documenting their struggles to exist as women,

And after a decade documenting their lives, the fruits of Strömholm’s labour are to be displayed in a photography exhibition.

Christer Strömholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche – an exhibition described as raising profound issues about identity, sexuality, and gender – features 40 photographs, historical publications, and ephemera documenting young transsexuals  in the heart of Paris’ red-light district in the 1960s

For more images and to continue reading go to:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2141360/Christer-Str-mholm-Photography-exhibition-documents-transgender-women-Paris.html

2 Responses to “The hidden history of transsexual Paris: Intimate portraits documenting the lives of the red light district’s ‘ladies of the night’”

  1. Andrea B. Says:

    Something tells me that this article will not fit in with recent rewritings of history by TG activists.

    • Suzan Says:

      I just check the blog, coming here from a chapter of my book called Working Girl. I’m writing about connecting up with a queen named Gina and her transsexual friend Parrish, about how they taught me the ins and outs of sex work.

      They also taught me that it was okay to like looking sexy and how to use being pretty to arouse men.

      For all their jargon laden babble the Transgender Borg extremists are nearly as anti-sex as both the radical feminists and the religious right.

      What do they think the queens and transsexuals who kicked down the doors and made their square asexual world reasonable for them to live in were like?


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