This photographic project is about Chaune King, a man establishing his identity both emotionally and physically while experiencing the unique challenges of being black and transgender in the United Kingdom. Photographed over a period of 12 months, adam's apple was created to increase awareness and sow seeds for a cultural heritage of black trans men and women throughout the world.
In Western societies, it can be argued that people of color exist with reduced experiences because of discrimination. Black LGBTQIA people often deal with layered complexity which may involve family, friend, religious and/or ethnic group abandonment. Communities that normally provide support and a sense of belonging can be eliminated, creating intense isolation and a small circle of trusted individuals.
The overall transgender community exists almost as a subculture of the umbrella LGBTQi group, however the intersection of race and gender non-conformity provides unique challenges.
This project follows Chaune as he navigates these challenges while undergoing gender reassignment treatments and surgery.