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Being Yourself

Lindsay Morris visited an annual weekend summer camp for gender-nonconforming children and their families in 2007, embarking on a personal project that has since captured the interest of audiences worldwide. The camp, for kids ages 6-12, encourages freedom of expression in a judgement-free environment. Morris has photographed the camp and its attendees for the past six years, and in 2012, campers and their families gave Morris permission to publish her photos in a cover story for the New York Times Magazine. “You Are You” has since been published worldwide (including by PDN, link below).

Images from “You Are You” are currently on display at Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco along with work from the San Jose State University Graduate Photography Students through June 19, 2015. A book by the same name is also available (Kehrer Verlag, 2015), and an East coast exhibition opens July 9, 2015 at ClampArt in New York City.

Related: Picture Story: Breaking Free of a Gender Box (For PDN Subscribers only; login required).

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