TIFA 2021 People / Life Style

Trans and Prostitutes: A Day That Ends Bad

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Life Style
  • Photographer
    Eduardo Lopez Moreno
  • Agency / Studio
    Social Photoghrapher
  • Technical Info
    Leica M 10, 35 Mim
  • Photo Date
    October 2021

Injustice takes different forms and names, but it gets crueler with the transgender. Multiple stories of sexual abuse, discrimination and violence are at the origin of their lives. As they attempt to affirm an identity, offences and harassment multiply. Every day is a difficult journey for them. They occupy the bar with female sex workers without sharing tables or clients. In the street, Trans are mobile billboards of something difficult to accept. Non written laws and norms criminalise them. The shadows of the prison bars are drawn on faces and walls. Handcuffed wrists chain them.

I am an architect, with a master in sociology and PhD in urban geography. I studied photography nearly 40 years ago. I am preparing a book of photography entitled “Streets of the World and Their People” with short narratives accompanying the photos. I am a social photographer. ( I like to travel and meet the world with its streets and its people, but the part that responds to my interest, my vision and philosophy of life. These images are a look at someone's world, a journey into their space and their life; an attempt to build a a story without affection, but part of a social commitment.