You Are You documents an annual weekend summer camp for gender-nonconforming children and their families.This camp offers a temporary safe haven where children can freely express their interpretations of gender alongside their parents and siblings without feeling the need to look over their shoulders.
In 2007 Lindsay Morris started attending camp with a loved one. It was with a great deal of courage in 2012, that the camp parents and children agreed to have selected images published as the cover story of the New York Times Magazine. This started what we all agreed was a very important and timely dialogue in a public forum. Since then this story has been published in France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Australia and Eastern Europe, demonstrating a global interest in the predicament of gender-independent youth.
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About the Artist:
Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Lindsay Morris resides on the East End of Long Island with her husband and two sons. Her passion for photography began at age 18, when she was given her first camera while spending a year in South Africa as a Rotary Youth Exchange student. Since 2006, she has been photo editor for Edible East End magazine, where she documents the food culture on Long Island.
Lindsay’s work has been published in the New York Times Magazine (cover story), GEO Germany and GEO International, Days Japan, Loupe, PDN, Marie Claire, Elle, Internazionale, Haaretz Israel, and Sunday Life Australia and has been featured on photography blogs L’Oeil de la Photographie, WPO, Fraction, Slate/Behold and abcNews.com. She was a 2013 Critical Mass finalist and nominee for the 2013 Julia Margaret Cameron Award.
Recent exhibitions include Outono Fotografico Festival, Spain, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, NY, The Fence and Photoville, Atlanta and Brooklyn, NY, a solo show at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO and a selected Ctrl+P artist at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.
Her book, You Are You, which documents a weekend summer camp for gender-nonconforming children and their families, will be released in April 2015 in collaboration with Kehrer Verlag.
Lindsay began her studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art.