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Loren Cameron is a American photographer and activist for the transexual and transgender communities. As a trans man himself who initially identified as a lesbian, he faced discrimination and homophobia as a child growing up in rural Arkansas and moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where he confronted his issues with gender dysphoria and began to make the transition from female to male. While doing this he also began to study photography, and used his artistic skills to document his own physical transformation in 1993 and 1994. By 1995 he was already putting put solo exhibitions in San Francisco, and continues to create beautiful self portraits and images of other trans men and women. He would be a great addition to the Love and Water community because he is passionate about the lives of people whom mainstream society tends to pay little attention to, and he is committed to putting out positive portrayals of these people.

This is from Loren’s self portrait series and would be great paired alongside the Billy DeFrank Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, a non-profit organization from San Jose, California that provides resources to LGBT individuals of all ages from around 9 counties.