March 28, 2023

Trans, Mods, and Fringe – on Liz Cohen @ Hyperallergic

For artist Liz Cohen, photography initially seemed well-suited to serve her natural curiosity about the lives of others, but she quickly had to reckon with a sense of voyeurism that left her standing apart from her subjects. Her first big project, CANAL, was a four-year work of street photography and portraiture in Panama City, where Cohen ended up meeting a group of trans sex workers.

“They taught me about performance,” she told Hyperallergic. “They started having me pose and showing me how they got poses from, like, storefront windows, and they started to dress me up. And then I did a photo shoot where I was on the street with them.”

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