In the region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, state of Oaxaca, Mexico, lives the traditional ethnic group of the “Zapotec of the Isthmus”. In this contest women play a very important social role and some anthropologists have defined this a matriarchal society. In the city of Juchitán de Zaragoza, I met the people of my photographs and together with them I entered the context which they live in. A Juchitán family, and above all a mother, totally accept her homosexual son, the entire society is in good terms with the “different one”.
I focused my work experience on their everyday life. In these moments these are men who feel themselves, live and dress as women and they share this “diversity “ of them in total freedom and harmony. Inside this will, this desire to be a woman, I tried to show up their feminine side that lives in a body of a man. My photos represent an inside view of a traditional society where the homosexual and the “different one” in general lives his daily life without the psychological pressure of being assaulted when facing a choice of life different from the majority of the people around them.
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