Transgender Portraits from Argentina
“Kike Arnal has done it again. As with his previous book Bordered Lives, about trans people in Mexico, in Revealing Selves Arnal’s lens frames the daily lives of trans people in Argentina with honesty and compassion. He has a gift for capturing small moments that display the richness of his subjects’ lives in evocative detail.”—Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution
“A vital contribution to Latin American LGBTQ studies, Revealing Selves highlights a central paradox of transgender life in contemporary Argentina: the struggle for acceptance, respect, and survival in one of the world’s most successful nations in advancing transgender rights.”—Omar G. Encarnación, professor of political studies at Bard College and author of Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution
Documentary photographer Kike Arnal has covered stories in the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. His photographs have been featured in the New York Times, Life, and Mother Jones, among other leading publications. He has produced two collections of photographs: Bordered Lives: Transgender Portraits from Mexico and In the Shadow of Power, a study of Washington, D.C. Originally from Venezuela, Arnal lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and daughter.