21 imagesHijra is a term given to eunuchs, intersex people, and transgender people in South Asia. Hijras are officially recognized as third gender in South Asian countries, being considered neither completely male nor female. Many hijras live in well-defined and organised all-hijra communities, led by a guru. These communities have sustained themselves over generations by “adopting” boys who are in abject poverty, rejected by, or flee, their family of origin. Many work as sex workers for survival. Varanasi, India. ©Ingetje Tadros
3 galleries"Films gave me a change to save money so my long last dream came truth, my dream for breast implants, my hips and nose and a change to dress as a woman and to dress sexy ". Fiona.
38 imagesThe first time I met Fiona was in 2013 in the Philippines and did a short shoot with her (BW images). We always stayed in touch and later I met up with Fiona in Bangkok. And I was able to stay with some Hijras in Varanasi | India which was truly an amazing time.! Rest of images where shot in Thailand at a Cabaret Show. An amazing experience and I'm grateful for their trust and I will never forget you. ©Ingetje Tadros