Inside Out, Cross Gender Children: Chiel
Date:2005 – 2009
Height: 30 in
Width: 40 in
Three separate images next to each other in a row. First one has a close up image of a man with short black hair in a black sweatshirt. The second had two people, and man and a woman, kissing. The third image has the man with no shirt on, hugging the woman in a black bathing suit.
â€œGender-dysphoric children are searching from the depths of their being for a new identity. But how, as a photographer, can you show with any subtlety that girls are physically boys and vice versa?â€ â€“ Sarah Wong, 2010. In this group of work, the artist is drawn to idealistic and delicate subjects that demand a very positive approach. In the Dutch daily newspaper â€˜De Volkskrant,â€™ Sarah published a striking series of portraits in 2003 of cross-gender children titled â€˜Inside Out.â€™ The portraits were published to make people aware and to inform them about this vulnerable group.