Chiméra is a photo documentary book about intersex person and her complicated transformation to a woman. The book contains author’s own photos, Gabi authentic selfies, blog posts and facebook statuses showing her emotions during the transformation.
Author: Vladimíra Kotra
you are different,
you don't fit in,
and one day you realize…
... that you have found it.
It is an extraordinary story of a man who has never fit into the usual boxes of conformity. Reading encyclopaedias since childhood, preparing explosives at the age of twelve and exploring many sexual practices and drugs in puberty. Still searching for something. As an adult he settled down, got married, but one day he realized, that he is a woman.
In the beginning she was full of euphoria, joy and passion for all the new moments in her role as a woman. But later on she started to fell into dysphoria and hatred of her own body. She started to realize that she will never be a real, perfect woman with the ability to bring a child into this world. The book ends with her Goodbuy letter.
For the series of portraits contained in the book, Vladimíra was a finalist in the Portrait category of the 2016 Czech Press Photo Award. The book was shortlisted in Kassel Dummy Award 2018 and Self Publish Riga 2018 and it was chosen as a finalist of Photo book showcase 2018 at Singapore International Photography Festival.
rawness, bizarre truthfulness, truth - lie, man - woman, transgender, intersex, life - death, euphoria - dysphoria, love - hate, good - evil, vanilla - exotic, happiness? Story about Chimera includes everything.
Vladimíra Kotra is a graduate of the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava. She likes to push the boundaries of human thought, whether for greater tolerance, openness, or for what we regard as fixed truths. She has had many exhibitions in the Czech Republic and also abroad. Visit her website www.vladimirakotra.cz.
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