Queerness in Photography

Saturday 17. September 2022 — Wednesday 18. January 2023
Queerness in Photography, c/o Berlin

C/O Berlin examines the representation of identity, gender, and sexuality in photography in three complementary exhibitions. Ranging from historical image material that shows the act of photographing as a way to find one’s identity, a documentation of a safe space that is unique in the history of photography, to contemporary forms of expressing gender fluidity, all of which bring up the question of whether socially constructed genders are even topical today. Since the invention of the medium in 1839, photography has not only depicted people; it has also significantly influenced their position in society and politics due to the way that photography visually categorizes people based on their physical characteristics, behavior, and clothing. By marking constructed gender roles, it also became a medium of stigmatization and discrimination.  The three exhibitions on Queerness in Photography reveal a complex panorama and show that photography can also be an act of liberation and self-empowerment. By visualizing one’s own identity or documenting the common solidarity in the queer community, new forms of artistic representation are created. …”


c/o Berlin
Amerika Haus
Hardenbergstraße 22–24
10623 Berlin