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Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 2nd Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 2nd Floor; Inside Room 205 (Library); Inside Room 205B

Authentic Self

Artwork
Medium:
Photograph Print
Date:
2010
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30" Width: 23.5"
Description:
Large photographic print of a portrait of a child with blonde hair and lots of freckles wearing a light blue 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 From 2003 to 2018, Sarah Wong followed and photographed the lives of cross-gendered children. She was invited into their homes, schools, and daily life activities; proving they are regular children that are living the lives they have always wanted. These images were the first official photos of transgender children from the Netherlands. Originally published in the Dutch daily newspaper, “De Volkskrant (“The People’s Paper”),” Wong created the series of photographs, which later became a published book titled, “Inside Out: Portraits of Cross Gender Children,” to bring awareness and inform people about this vulnerable population.