This is part of my “Transgender” photography project.
Tehran, Iran 2019 & 2020
Two years ago, on my way to rehearse for a theatre performance, a group of trans people, part of the LGBT family caught my eye.
They live around Daneshjoo Park and the old Shahr Theatre.
Last spring, I started talking to them, wanting to document their lives.
We walked the streets around the park, drank coffee, and I listened to their stories.
This is where I met Annie.
Anne was born in Urmia in 1992. She had to move to Tehran after receiving death threats from her family when she “came out” as a trans.
I was fascinated by her story and we cemented our friendship. Annie is one of my long term photography and video projects.