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Ardelle Schneider

Ardelle Schneider

Butterflies and Caterpillars

By (author) Ardelle Schneider

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Publishing 14th Nov 2022
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    • An intimate glimpse of the current drag scene in the United States
    • A monument to acceptance and mutual respect
    • Including sensitive interviews with the protagonists
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    Ardelle Schneider’s photographic project Butterflies and Caterpillars offers authentic impressions of the current drag scene in the United States. Her photos address issues such as the meaning of identity and the construction of a self that goes beyond gender-specific roles and their constraints. Schneider accompanied her subjects in their everyday lives over a long period, capturing private moments and public performances alike. She observed their transformation and dual nature as their self-presentation and self-image repeatedly collide with society’s expectations. Do our clothes change the way we act? Does our outward appearance reveal our character and affect the way others perceive us? What lies underneath these layers of tulle and makeup? In her intimate, sensitive photographs, Schneider brings out the nuances and complexities of the personalities hidden behind the garish masquerade. Her keen intuition and carefully tuned lighting allowed her to create images that ooze warmth, dignity, and power. This book is a monument to acceptance and mutual respect.

    Text in English and German.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    Verlag Kettler
    ISBN
    9783862069712
    Publish date
    14th Nov 2022
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland
    Size
    230 mm x 170 mm
    Pages
    280 Pages
    Illustrations
    106 color, 44 b&w
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