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Laurence Philomène

Puberty, Laurence Philomène

Puberty, Laurence PhilomènePuberty
Laurence Philomène
Yoffy Press


Edition of 1000
288 pages
205 x 255 mm
ISBN 9781949608274


Puberty is a self-portrait project which looks at the intimate and vital process of self-care as a non-binary transgender person undergoing hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). Shot over a period of two years, it combines surreal colours and mundane environments to document daily moments and slow, subtle physical changes occurring during Philomene’s transition. Looking at HRT as a process without a fixed end goal, Puberty challenges viewers to consider identity beyond binaries.

About the Artist
Laurence Philomene is a non-binary artist from Montreal who creates colourful photographs informed by their lived experiences as a chronically ill transgender person. Their practice celebrates trans existence and studies identity as a space in constant flux via highly-saturated, cinematic, and vulnerable images.

Gaining an interest in image-making in their teenage years, Laurence has since used photography as a space to both experiment with, and document identity as it comes to be expressed through gender. Using photography as a process of mutual (and self) care, their work aims to humanize identities that have been historically marginalized, and act as a love letter to their community.

About the Publisher
Yoffy Press’s mission is to transform bodies of photographic work into objects of art through an innovative and collaborative approach to photobook publishing. We seek artistic partners who inspire us and projects that amaze us and then leverage our individual strengths to create an elevated, dynamic work of art.

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