¡OUT! Las Transformistas of Havana

CompanyEric Politzer Photography
PhotographerEric Politzer
PrizeSilver in Portraiture / Other_P
Entry Description

"¡OUT! The Transformistas of Havana” is a celebration of the performers in Havana’s gay cabarets, both male-to-female transgenders and gay female impersonators (many of whom are considering gender reassignment). It celebrates their individuality, creativity, sense of confidence in who they are as individuals and their pride in being members of a larger community. The project offers a glimpse into a previously underground world, the lives of extraordinarily courageous inhabitants of that world, and a part of Cuba rarely seen to the outside world that is suffused with the colorfulness, sensuality, and conviviality that so commonly are associated with Cuban culture as a whole.