2019 Photo Contest, Portraits, 2nd Prize

Northwest Passages


Jessica Dimmock

for Topic

06 December, 2017

Frances (65), from Seattle, says she always knew she was transgender. She started dressing in female clothing at the age of five or six. Retired from sales and marketing, she says she is out “to those I care about.”

Transgender individuals around the world are still exposed to widespread social stigma and abuse. For many transgender women, coming to terms with their female selves is an ongoing process. Some find resourceful ways in which to express their identities in private. Senior transgender women in northwestern USA are pictured in the places where they hid their female identities for decades. 

About the photographer

Jessica Dimmock

Jessica Dimmock is a filmmaker and photographer.  Dimmock is the recipient of numerous international awards for her photography and video work, including two World P...

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