Mengwen Cao | Liminal Space

Country of origin: China
Project location: United States
Program: Magnum Foundation Fellowship
Year: 2018

This project explores the mundane beauty of QTPOC (queer trans people of color) joy. The project highlights the liminal space and challenges the extreme media representation of QTPOC. In the mainstream media, marginalized communities like QTPOC are often seen at the peak or lowest moments of our lives. As part of this community, I am seeking spaces where the nuanced narrative of these lived experience can manifest itself in vibrant colors and dreamy textures by threading quiet portraits with authentic Instax photos.