The Poles of Gender and Body
by Priyal Thakkar
This photo story is my attempt to address the relation between body and gender. Gender is an individual’s concept of themself, an identity that’s self given, which isn’t how it’s popularly manifested. The body, or the biology of it, takes precedence and a wrongfully imperative role in its perception.
The story aims to convey that gender is fluid and we’re all bathed in the same freedom to build, claim, and reclaim our identities. However, society oft sucks us dry of our liberties, forcing us to rely on our bodies to dictate our cognizance of gender and self, rather than the other way around.
Behind the lens: Hrutvija Trivedi and Aditya Taneja
On celluloid: Avi Agarwal and Priyal Thakkar