The first non-binary self-portraits were realised as part of my master’s thesis in photography, and the photoshoots are still ongoing as part of my dissertation, Extra/ordinary – utopias and norms in the visual representations of non-binary genders.
If you’d like to have more information on the research project, please contact me via email
jussilautu (a) gmail.com
or see website https://salon.io/nonbinaryutopias/
Here ‘non-binary’ is used as an umbrella term for anyone who does not self-evidently identify according to the binary gender norm as a man or a woman.
The project has been supported by Finnfoto ry, the Art Promotion Center Finland, The Olga and Vilho Linnamo Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, KONE foundation and Kansan sivistysrahasto.
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This is a soft and gentle rebellion. Illegibility can be a form of resistance, failure a superpower.
What is needed for queer visibility? I believe non-objectifying gaze is key. Readability should not be compulsory.
These are self-portraits of non-binary people. This was a collaborative practice where the participants had control over their self-representation. They made and chose these portraits for this series.