Monique Relova
Sridevi and Friends

15.5. - 15.7.

In 2006 Monique  Relova spent time with a transgender community near Bangalore in southern India for her project 'Hijra'.  

In many western countries the discussion of transgender rights is very topical - the last frontier in the battle for equal rights.  In South Asia, particularly Pakistan, India and Bangladesh Hijras are officially recognised as third gender. In fact, Hijras have a recorded history on the Indian subcontinent going back to antiquity.

After overcoming initial hurdles of acceptance as an outsider Monique Relova was accepted by the community and gained their trust. This allowed her to photograph them in their daily life.  Monique's portraits convey an overriding sense of pride maintained despite the many challenges and struggles  Sridevi and Friends face on a daily basis.    

Artist signed fine art silver gelatin prints are available from Albumen Gallery. For print enquiries contact info(at)albumen-gallery.com.


 

Enter The Exhibition
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Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Sridevi and friend - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Sridevi and friend - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 20"

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Sridevi in her room - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Friends of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Friend of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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Friend of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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Sridevi on Television - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Friend of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Untitled - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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A Firend - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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A Friend - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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Friend of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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A Friend - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Hands - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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A Friend - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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Friends - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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Sridevi's Room - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Sridevi in her room - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Friend of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Friends of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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A Friend - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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Friend of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 16" x 24"

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A Friend - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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A friend of Sridevi at work - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"

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Friend of Sridevi - Silver Gelatin Print - 24" x 16"