@tamaramerino_photography vía @worldpressphoto @worldpressphoto está compartiendo algunas de mis fotos de las series "Underland" y "My name was." Pasen a ver! ·
During this week World Press Photo @worldpressphoto is sharing some of my photos from the series "Underland" and "My name was." Come and see!
Maria Fernanda lies on her bed while she gives herself the monthly injection of estrogen hormones as part of her gender change treatment. This treatment is used to change the secondary sexual characteristics of transgender people from masculine to feminine, and develop the secondary sex characteristics of the desired sex, such as breasts and a feminine pattern of hair, fat, and muscle distribution. Before starting her treatment, Maria Fernanda used to self-medicate with hormone pills, and finally after three years she decided to quit due to a possible thrombosis on her leg. Mexico City, Mexico 2017.
Hello, I’m Tamara Merino @tamaramerino_photography, a Chilean documentary photographer and visual storyteller working on social and cultural issues, identity and migration. I’ll be sharing my project ‘My name was’ with you.
Mexico is the second-highest country for the rate of murders and violence against the trans community worldwide. Trans people in Mexico are drastically affected by the “macho” society that exercises discrimination, violence and exclusion. Nevertheless Mexico offers some of the most progressive laws for transgender people. Maria Fernanda, a 25-year-old trans woman from Mexico City, who has been taking hormonal treatment and changed her name and gender identity, is an example of the successful results that are possible when governments offer progressive solutions.
The six selected South American talents of the second edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program are taking over our feed for the next two weeks! The program aims to connect visual storytellers around the world, particularly those that might not be well known outside of their own region, to a global audience. Find out more by following the link in our bio.