The Trans List (Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art) (Paperback)
Featuring forty portraits by photographer and filmmaker Timothy-Greenfield Sanders, The Trans List explores the range of experiences lived by Americans who identify as transgender (an umbrella term for people whose gender identity does not conform to that typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth). Transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender-fluid, and non-binary are just a few of the multitude of self-identifiers in the trans community. Through his portraiture, Greenfield-Sanders provides a platform to a diverse group of individuals to tell their stories of their experience with identity, family, career, love, struggle, and accomplishment. Many people have a profound lack of understanding of what it means to be trans, and as a consequence trans people commonly face a wide variety of discrimination and barriers to equality. Most states do not provide protection for trans people when it comes to basic needs like housing, education, and employment. Violence committed against trans people, especially trans women of color, is disproportionally high. The Trans List calls attention to cultural progress as exemplified by the stories of its subjects, people who have overcome obstacles to achieve success in disparate walks of life.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders was born in Miami Beach, Florida, 1952. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University in Art History and a master's degree in film from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Greenfield-Sanders has achieved critical acclaim for his intimate portraits of world leaders and major culture figures. Anastasia James is Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Emma Morcone is the LGBTQ Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the State University of New York at New Paltz. Sara J. Pasti is the Neil C. Trager Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz.