Non-Binary Portraits


Non-Binary Portraits

Our friends from Curated by GIRLS will present an exhibition featuring works by Canadian artist Laurence Philomène, at coGalleries. The opening will be this friday, 19th of may and the show will focus on the photographer’s “Non- Binary Portraits” series.
Their aim is to dedicate the show to a diversity of trans & non-binary individuals who are usually under-represented in mainstream media.
An aim we wholeheartedly support!

Benjamin Da Silva, he:him pronouns, @dadcomplex

Laurence Philomène, 23, is a Canadian photographer, mentored by Ivan Shaw (excutive photo director at Vogue), known for her fascinating colorful aesthetic. In her work, Laurence uses color theory to explore powerful themes such as femininity and gender identity. Her new ongoing series „Non-Binary portraits“, is the result of Philomene’s active desire to challenge the under-representation of non-binary individuals, by portraying her friends the way they’d ideally want to be seen.

The series has been featured in magazines such as Broadly, CBC arts, The Independent and more.

Ciara, they:them pronouns, @necrotizing_fasciitis

Laurence Philomène herself describes her approach like this:

My aim with this series is to showcase a diversity of trans & non-binary experiences that tend to be under-represented in mainstream media & give non-binary subjects agency regarding how they are represented. It’s also an opportunity for me to document my friends & their unique style & point of view. As someone who identifies as non-binary it’s obviously a very personal topic for me but I wanted the photos to go beyond my own identity and really be a collaboration between me & the models.

Talibah : She:They pronouns : @istcutiepies

In addition to the exhibition, Laurence will be giving an exclusive workshop at Blogfabrik, on saturday may 20th where she will be sharing work tips and discussing about gender identity and her own experience as a non-binary individual with the audience.

So be there or be square!

Curated by GIRLS presents Non-Binary Portraits

When: May 19th – May 31st, || Opening: Friday May 19th, 2017 – 18h-23h

Where: at CoGalleries – Torstraße 170, 10115 Berlin

 Workshop: Blogfabrik – Oranienstraße 185, 10999 Berlin When: Saturday May 20th, 2017 – 12h-15h || ||