Revealing Selves

Transgender Portraits from Argentina

By Kike Arnal

“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.


The Guardian | May 23. 2018

P3 | May 16. 2018

Huck | May 7. 2018

Factor Noticia | Apr 25. 2018

Konbini | Apr 24. 2018

Vice | Apr 24. 2018

Broadly. | Apr 23. 2018

Regia | Apr 16. 2018

Musée | Apr 12. 2018

Paper | Apr 11. 2018

them. | Apr 10. 2018

Seattle Gay Scene | March 12. 2018

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