2019 Photo Contest, Portraits, Stories, 2nd Prize

Northwest Passages


Jessica Dimmock

for Topic

05 December, 2017

Amy (76) sits in the home in Seattle, Washington, that she shared with her wife, who has now passed away. Amy was married for nearly 50 years and lived as a man. Her wife tolerated her dressing at home, but didn’t want her going out dressed as a woman. Amy came out at the age of 73.

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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