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State of Identity

Jul 23, 2019 - Milan Gies

In the series ‘State of Identity’ I portray young people who are in search of their gender identity and who are in the process of physical transition. The focus is not on the physical transition in itself though, but on the complex psychological process these people are going through. It’s a search for who they really are and where they are going. For most of them, it’s the first time they disclose themselves like this, both physically and emotionally. I tried to capture their inner struggle and the way this is shown in their bodies and glances. I invite the viewer to look at them the way I try to do: as open, caring and unprejudiced as possible.