16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Composite photo: self portrait and photo of my nephew

The photo shows me sitting against a wall in my previous house, alongside my nephew - that photo was taken in my parents' garden. I took my self-portrait as part of a series on being transgender in Cape Town, and I found that the symbolism of my nephew covering his face conveyed strongly the kinds of feelings that I experience as a transgender person at times.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Copyright: © Luke Sadler