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Translady Fanzine

Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac

Translady Fanzine
Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac
New York, NY, 2011

Translady Fanzine is the product of an intimate collaboration between two trans people, Amos Mac, creator and publisher of Original Plumbing, and Zackary Drucker, the acclaimed photographer, performance and video artist. The photographs presented in Translady Fanzine were executed over a long, snowed-in Christmas weekend at Drucker's family home in upstate New York and veer between classically sleek fashion editorials to the slightly perverse work of Terry Richardson to the more overt sexed-up fetish of Richard Kern — with a dash of Catherine Opie, Nan Goldin and Diane Arbus. The result is stunningly complicated and luscious — the photos of a man who desires his subject but whose mutual kinship as trans people creates a bond that is crucial, palpable and famously void in the work of male photographers shooting half-naked women. The agency Drucker takes within the project (Translady Fanzine was a true collaboration, with the model setting up shots and controlling how she was represented) isn't contaminated by the ever-presence of straight-male desire which tends to negate female efforts to rise up within the male-controlled eye.

Translady Fanzine is an annual photographic periodical that responds to, and honors, historical trans publications. It is also a space created to showcase a large body of work produced in collaboration between two trans people, connected with the desire for trans visibility and self representation through art. It is about the connection that art creates. It is about the accessibility of fine art through printed matter, produced in a way that people can take it home with them instead of only seeing it hanging in a window of a gallery or glowing on their computer screen.

Category: Catalog
Pages: 24 pp.
Dimensions: 34.2 x 24.1 cm.
Format: Soft cover
Binding: Saddle stitching
Process: digital offset-printed
Color: color
Edition: 1000

Price: $50.00     Contact: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles