...About the Artists...
Loren Cameron is celebrated for his seminal
work of transgender self-representation in the Photographic
Arts. The native Californian is self taught and began producing
self portraits and images of transgendered people in 1993. By
1995, his work had been shown in solo exhibitions in San Francisco,
Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. His first book Body Alchemy: Transsexual
Portraits (Cleis Press) 1996, won two Lambda Literary Awards.
Cameron's subsequent publications include four volumes:
Man Tool: The Nuts and Bolts of Female-to-Male Surgery
(Zero eBooks) 2001, Cuerpos Fotografiados Por Cameron 1
and 2 and Correspondence 1997 - 2001
(Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados) 2003. His publications
are preserved and archived by Cornell University Library.
As an honored guest speaker, Cameron lectures extensively throughout
the United States at such institutions as Smith College, Harvard,
Cornell, and Brown University, University of California at Berkeley,
the School of Art in Chicago, and Washington University in St.
Cameron continues to photograph the transgender nude creating
comprehensive and diverse representation of transsexual body
Joshua McVeity is a recent graduate of Alberta
College of Art and Design in Canada. He shoots primarily on
location utilizing natural light. His "hands off"
approach during a shoot give his photographs and honest and
spontaneous look. In his short career, he has accrued an impressive
list of clients including Pref Magazine, Mode Models International,
Major Models NYC, Scene Models in Sydney, Corbis, Stebnicki
and Partners, Holt Renfrew, and Mainstreet Equity Corporation.
Trix Rosen is a New York based artist and
photojournalist who focuses on gender identity, ambiguity and
transformation for much of her fine art photography. She is
the author and photographer of STRONG AND SEXY: THE NEW
BODY BEAUTIFUL (Delilah Publishers, New York) 1983, which
features over one hundred color and black and white photographs
with eight photo-essays and accompanying profiles of women athletes
and bodybuilders. Her profoundly intimate photographs of Takami
Yao, a cancer survivor who underwent a double mastectomy, culminated
in the solo exhibition "Changed Landscapes" at The
Elsa Mott Ives Gallery in New York.
"He-She," the work on view at PHD Gallery, is part
of an ongoing series of portraits of French visual and performance
artist, Frédéric Koenig:
"In my friendship and collaboration with Fred, I found
a kindred spirit and a powerful embodiment of the melding of
male and female imagery. He is a fearless man who is empowered
and transformed by the dual nature of his sexualityand dares
the viewer to cross over boundaries and taste the apple of real
and imagined desires." —Trix Rosen
Rosen spent a decade documenting the civil war in the Philippine
Cordillera Mountains and its effects on the tribal culture transitioning
into the 21st century. Her many published photo-essays have
ranged from portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi, the imprisoned Burmese
Nobel Laureate, rock and roll star Deborah Harry, musician Bobby
McFerrin and author Michael Crichton. Rosen now specializes
in documenting restoration and historic preservation projects
for the Library of Congress, and has produced a series of large-format
fine art prints, "Urban Archeology" and Bet Hayyim
(The House of Life) .
David Vance has enjoyed a successful career
photographing advertising and editorial assignments for Cosmopolitan,
Entertainment Weekly, Interview, Men's Health, and Rolling Stone
Magazine. His clients include Revlon, Rolex, Sony, Atlantic,
Arista and Island Records, Time-Life, Doubleday, Coca-Cola,
Kodak, Lion's Gate and Miramax Films. His celebrity portraits
include Bea Arthur, William Baldwin, Steven Bauer, Toni Braxton,
Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia, Hal Holbrook, L'il Wayne, Sophia
Loren, Ricky Martin, Johnny Mathis, Luciano Pavarotti, Dionne
Warwick, Greg Louganis and Dan Marino.
His nude photographs resonate with a dynamic tranquility and
quiet passion. Sensual, strong, haunting and inspiring, they
reflect a deep appreciation of classic painting and sculpture.
Vance boasts eight books to his credit including Visions,
(Visions/Merrill Enterprises) 1973, The Ultimate Book Of
Nudes, (U.B.O.N./Greenleaf/Dupont Corp.) 1976, and The
Woods, (Pohlmann Press) 1996. Five books of his male photography
have been published by Bruno Gmunder Verlag including David
Vance/Photographs, 1998, Attractions, 2001, Timeless,
2006, and Heavenly Bodies, 2009. Erotic Dreams becomes
available in October 2010.
Vance is an alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology and
maintains his studio in his hometown of Miami, Florida.