Kinsey, 2011, fine art giclee print, 40×30″, by Sara Swaty
IN-BETWEEN & OUTSIDE
Photographs by Sara Swaty
Leslie & Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013, USA
June 26 – November 6, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, October 5, 6-8pm
In-Between & Outside
In Between & Outside is a series of portraits by Sara Swaty exploring gender identity and the body across a broad spectrum of individuals. The works were created with an interest in how cultural preconceptions about gender have created unattainable ideals about masculinity and femininity. Subjects range from those born into a gender they do not identify with, to transgender individuals who have physically transitioned and changed their bodies. The images aim to share the personal stories of a gender variant community while challenging stereotypes that LGBT communities face. The show is curated by Cora Lambert.
About Sara Swaty
Sara Swaty is a Los Angeles based photographer who was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. She studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, where she honed her skills in lighting and crafting images from concepts. In the spring of 2010, Swaty began a project focused on gender expression, which led her to photograph individuals within both straight and LGBT communities in an effort to capture images that question traditional gender roles and explore identities beyond the male-female binary. This photographic social commentary includes people from coast to coast, including New York, Missouri, and California. In all of her projects, Sara strives to create work that offers viewers new perspectives on social expectations and restraints within their cultural contexts. You can view her work at saraswatyphoto.com.