Coming out can be painless for some, but stressful and even traumatic for others.
Through the combination of powerful imagery and text, Sonalle Photography delves into the complexities of how ethnic minority lesbian, gay and bisexual people reveal their sexual orientation for the first time to themselves and those around them.
Sonalle says “As an Indian British-born female, I am aware of the difficulties of coming out in ethnic minority societies. Family members and friends often suffer through their own narrow-mindedness and this leads them to hurt or reject the person coming out.”
Images for this project were produced between May and July 2009. Sonalle Photography’s previous awareness increasing projects have included domestic violence and squatting.
See www.sonalle.com for exhibition images and information.
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