As fate would have it, they were destined to cross paths. In 2011, while a freshman at The New School, New York, Mark Woodward met Antonio Romero, who was an RA in the dorms. Woodward had played rugby while growing up in Hong Kong. He played soccer with Antonio and remembers, “a funny story that lead to a bloody nose.”
Over winter break, Antonio began to transition to Angelita (Lia for short). Woodward was captivated by what was unfolding before his eyes and reached out to her on Facebook with an open heart and mind. From that initial encounter, a connection was made and a compelling collaboration had begun. Lia began her transition in January 2012; in the spring of that year, Woodward began to take photographs of her experience with the intention of capturing the totality of her experience in both the significant and the everyday.
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Photo: September 2012, Lia, on the Hudson River. The Hudson River was an escape and a sanctuary for her in New York City. ©2016MarkWoodward