'Butch on Butch' is a tribute to the people among us whose masculinity defies social and gender norms. They may or may not identify as butch, but on a daily basis they are confronted with others' view of them as such. Some of the people in this series of portraits claim "Butch" proudly; some want to do so even more loudly; and for others, it's just a label. This series of photographic portraits was taken in Wellington during 2014.
Jac Lynch is a butch and lives in Wellington. "Butch is an identity I embrace. I enjoy who I am. I just wish I could go to women's toilets without raising eyebrows."
This is her second solo exhibition at Photospace Gallery, following 'The Orange Room' in June-July 2013.
Thank you Wellington Photographic Supplies, 11-15 Vivian St, for helping with the printing costs for this exhibition.
Dominion Post article by Diana Dekker, 26th January 2015
Interview with Jac Lynch in GayNZ.com 17th January 2015
Photography Matters II