Current Location:
Kirkhof Center -> 1st Floor (KC)
Location Notes:
KC; outside LGBT Center

Inside Out, Cross Gender Children: Chiel

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.41.1
Artist:
Sarah Wong
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Digital Photograph
Date:
2005 – 2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 40 in
Description:
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.
Historical Context:
“Gender-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?” – 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 ‘De Volkskrant,’ Sarah published a striking series of portraits in 2003 of cross-gender children titled ‘Inside Out.’ The portraits were published to make people aware and to inform them about this vulnerable group.