Mariette Pathy Allen


The Gender Frontier
Kiwi at a coffee shop, NYC
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Jamison, at "Fantasia Fair"
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Antonia, alone at Christmas, NYC
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Cheryl Chase, intersex activist, Santa Rosa, CA
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Delia, at "Fantasia Fair"
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Young Couple at a "GenderPAC" gathering, DC
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Max and Cori, a reversed couple
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Mara with a photograph of her siblings
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Inkera, with her aunt's children, Schenectody
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Tony with his wife and stepdaughter after chest surgery
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Chloe, Kim, and Era, at the piers, NYC
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Cori and Max, reversed couple, Atlanta
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Nancy at Home, Cambridge, MA
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Alison at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Virginia Prince, pioneer
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Dee and Donna, learning line dancing, Baltimore
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Robert Eads, Toccoa, GA
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Youths at "True Spirit" conference in GA
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Drew, student at NYU
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Jake and Jake as a nasty crossdresser, Los Angeles
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Max shaving Cori's legs
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Nancy, crying
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Monique in her room, Queens, NY
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"Brandon Teena should have been here", Gay Pride Parade, NYC
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Marla, artist with painting of herself and grandmother
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Sylvia Rivera, homeless, with Marlboro Man
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Robert Eads and Lola Cola, Toccoa, GA
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Press Conference in DC
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Cas, with daughter in-law and her baby, near Atlanta, GA
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A.J., student at the School of Visual Arts, NYC
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Heidi, picketing Columbia-Presbyterian Babies' Hospital
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Holly Baswell, the founder of "True Spirit"


1990 - 2003

Starting in the early '90s, my work focused on female-to-male as well as male-to-female people who live full time in the gender in which they identify. I photographed the evolution of political activism, young gender variant people, and made portraits of individuals as their life circumstances changed. "The Gender Frontier", published in 2003, represents an amazing decade in the struggle against discrimination.