Political Existences – Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility 2020

Please note that the actual exhibition is cancelled following current government recommendation for Covid-19.

You can see more information on the website.

Political Existences – Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility 2020

Open from 1st to 5th of April 2020, 10 am to 6 pm.

Private view: Cancelled

Venue: Newington Gallery. 155 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RS.

Cost: Free entry


Political Existences is a series of portraits celebrating the diversity of the transgender community while questioning definitions of visibility and representation.

Born from a collaboration between LGBTQ+ charity Spectra and artist Emil Lombardo, this show is the culmination of a year of work photographing and interviewing transgender people from different backgrounds, ages, abilities and countries for the Trans Day of Visibility 2020.

This international day, celebrated every 31st of March, is a reminder of the struggle that transgender people still face for acceptance and for their rights. Today, we want to celebrate their incredible courage in the face of adversity.

Despite the medias heighten visibility for the transgender community, (with famous trans stars playing roles in major films and trans models walking the runaway of the Fashion Weeks, or award-winning TV-shows like Pose), transphobia still discriminates and kills our community on a daily basis.