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Portraits of Drag Devotees Dressed as Both Genders

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Last summer, I had the privilege of being a mentor along with Liz Helman, a photographer and picture editor, on the Young Photographers’ Association program. The brief was for the mentees to explore what “home” meant to them. London-based Charley Murrell was one of our group.

Her project was inspired by her flatmate who often dresses up in drag. Murrell wanted to depict like-minded drag devotees in their homes, dressed as both of their gender selves. By the end of the summer, editing the final 5 proved to be a challenge as Murrell had so much material. I think this edit proved the strongest. The YPA exhibited one shot from each submitted series from all their groups around the world at the Margaret Street Gallery in London for 10 days this past January.

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This post was contributed by Sophie Chapman-Andrews, Head of Art Buying at McCann London

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