In the series Lotus, Max Pinckers and Quinten De Bruyn document the world of transsexuals in Thailand. The gender crisis that the so-called ladyboys face is transformed into a visual metaphor about the identity crisis that contemporary documentary photography currently encounters, when it dares to reflect upon itself critically, and confront its paradoxes. The documentary photographer that captures reality as ‘a fly on the wall’ can’t deny his or her directive and manipulative role any longer. The anonymity, the seeming absence, is merely a pose. The tableaux that the photographer captures are not lies, but enfold themselves within the studio that he or she creates from reality.

Photographer(s): Text:
Max Pinckers, Quinten De Bruyn Hans Theys
Format: Pages:
19,5 x 27 cm 152
Design: Images:
Manuel Zenner
Publisher: Binding:
Lyre Press Sewn bound
Printer: Printing:
Die Keure Offset
Date: Edition:
May 2016 3000
Brussels, Belgium