SERIES • the Girl got Balls •
•The Girl got Balls • is an ongoing portrait project of Ladyboy (transgender woman) in Thailand who come from all social classes and ages.
Their bodies tell of their physical and emotional struggle to change, to become what they have always dreamt of: though born as boys, most of them desire to look like glamorous international supermodels or famous movie stars. These portraits try to capture their intense personal struggle in making their transformation. Behind the ladyboys’ dreams are fundamental human issues that touch upon identity, body, beauty, sexuality, race and the longing to be accepted.
Part of the story is currently published in the Art Magazine -European Photography #93 ”Off Limits” – and over the past years the series has been exhibited at several international photo festivals in Europe, America, Asia and Russia, won the New York Photo Awards and taken third prize at the Dutch Award – Zilveren Camera.