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Madam Shama poses with a colourful hat. PHOTO: HASHIM BIN RASHID/EXPRESS
Re-thinking stereotypes: Capturing the third gender through a lens

in PAKISTAN, 20/08/2012

Capturing transgenders with a camera was a challenge for me as much as the participants, Danial Shah, a freelance photographer and travel writer, told The Express Tribune. A photography workshop dedicated to photographing transgenders concluded at the Punjab Lok Rahs on Wednesday.

There were around 20 participants. Danial Shah, conducted the workshop that started on August 12.

“We are told that transgenders, or Khwaja Siras, are not from amongst us and that they are not good people. The workshop allowed me to change my own mindset,” he said.

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