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“Jesters Gender Game” by Photographer Austn Fischer

A celebration of historical queer artists’ exploration of gender performance by London and New York City-based photographer Austn Fischer. The project draws inspiration from Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, who challenged gender norms through provocative self-portraits. Embracing the concept of “gender performance” by Judith Butler, “Jesters Gender Game” highlights the idea that gender is a socially constructed performance shaped by cultural expectations.

“Through a vibrant tapestry of clothing, makeup, and body language, participants in Jesters Gender Game craft intricate narratives of identity and liberation. The photographs playfully reveal how clothing influences societal perceptions, determining individual personas. It encourages viewers to reflect on their assumptions and embrace the richness of human expression.”

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