Current Location:
Student Services Building -> 2nd Floor (STU)
Location Notes:
STU; 2nd fl., Left of Room 258

Inside Out, Cross Gender Children: Manon

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.41.2
Artist:
Sarah Wong
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Digital Photograph
Date:
2003 – 2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 40 in
Description:
Three separate images in a row of a girl presumably as she ages. The first image is of a young girl posing out side. The second image is a close up of the girl wearing a white shirt, earrings and a necklace. The third image is of a teenage girl with dark curly hair wearing a purple shirt.
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.