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artists' books; race (concept); gender issues; sex role; transgenderism; LGBT; African American; introspection; documentation (function); local history (discipline); social history; diaries


112 pages : illustrations, portraits. "Wrongly bodied two" relates the stories of Jake, a contemporary white male imprisoned in a woman's body as he transitions from female to male and Ellen Craft, a 19th century black woman who escapes slavery by passing as a white man. While photographing Jake's transition, Sligh becomes conscious of society's psychological response to the transgressive act of changing one's identity. Recalling Ellen Craft's journey to freedom, Sligh re-examines her own fears of crossing the forbidden boundaries of gender, race and class."--artist's webpage. "Produced during an artist residency at the Women's Studio Workshop .. The book was printed with silkscreen and inkjet pigment ink on Rives Heavyweight. The type fonts are Clarendon, Bodoni, Gill Sans Gold, Futura, and Bookman Old Style. This is number .. of 46"--Colophon. Grey cloth cover binding with decorated pattern in green. Case binding, handsewn signatures, binding. Library has copy 36 of an edition of 46.

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Rosendale, New York : Women's Studio Workshop, 2004.


© Rosendale, New York : Women's Studio Workshop, 2004.

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bookbinding (process|process|); photojournalism; social documentary photography; art photography


26 cm

Wrongly Bodied Two



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