Big thanks to @dzalcman
for including "A Light Inside" on @womenphotograph
's takeover of @worldpressphoto
Hi there! My name is Daniella Zalcman (@dzalcman
) and I'll be sharing a selection of images from @womenphotograph
— a database of female and nonbinary visual journalists I launched earlier this year. I'll be speaking at the World Press Photo Festival on April 22 about the need to further diversify the photojournalism community and the underrepresentation of women, in particular.
This image is from Danielle Villasana (@davillasana
): Camila, left, gets out of a taxi after a long night of dancing. She moved from Brazil to Peru to save money for artificial implants, as it's cheaper in Peru. She works as a hairdresser and sometimes as a sex worker for extra money. Like in many other countries, there's a stereotype in Peru that trans women are only capable of working as hairdressers or sex workers. But, because of high competition for salon work and the need to pay for studies, many are relegated to prostitution.
From Villasana's long-term project, "A Light Inside," on the life-threatening challenges trans women face throughout Latin America. #womenphotograph