Wajood(Existence)

Photography | Photo Essay | Activism

STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION

I got introduced to these two words when I started this photography project. I was supposed to a photo essay, and I chose to cover TGH (Transgender & Hijra)  in Baroda, Gujarat. This photo essay covers few communities within TGH community.

people featured in this photo essay belong to different strata of society. some of them are employed at the apex positions in NGOs and some are fighting for their survival as sex-workers. These portraits depict a very high contrast

Adding to this, these portraits also shows, how the Cisgender community in India have neglected and are indifferent to the Fundamental rights of this population.
This project was a mere scratch on the surface and gave me a broader look at this community. This project also encouraged me to pursue this problem in a bigger project which I did after this project.

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