Hanna Jarzabek

Photographer & Photojournalist
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Location: Madrid /Spain
Nationality: Polish
Biography: Hanna Jarzabek (1976, Poland). She finished a Master degree in Political Science and worked on refugee reports for UN agencies such as UNRWA and UNCTA. She developed her passion for photography while travelling (the Gaza Strip, Iran,... read on
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Transito (Spain)
Credits: hanna jarzabek
Date of Work: 10/01/15 - 06/15/16
Updated: 02/07/19

(Spain 2015-2016)

The perception of transsexuals has been shaped socially and through the media, falling on stereotypes of marginalization and prostitution. This collective imagery lacks positive role models, especially for those transgender women who claim their identity in adulthood. The figure of a middle-aged man who affirms himself as a transsexual woman, sometimes also as a lesbian, questions established social norms and confronts us with the need to redefine it. 

Transito speaks of transgender women in Spain who began their transition being adult. With their diverse models of life, they break many stereotypes and the binary gender classification. Their testimonies serve as positive role models, without disregarding the difficulties they face in their life. The project invites reflection on our vision of normality, our limits of acceptance and the freedom of choice these people actually have.

The project tells the story of three transgender women: Zenia, Tina and Carol.  

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