Nearly 20 transgender people, many of
them nonmodels, photographed by Bruce Weber are featured in the new
Barneys New York catalog and magazine campaign.
The New York Times first
reported on the campaign.
“Alongside photographs of the
subjects, many taken with family members, pets and other members of
their support networks, the catalog also features excerpts from
interviews with the participants by the journalist Patricia Bosworth,
a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the biographer of
Diane Arbus,” the paper wrote.
The campaign was conceived by Dennis
Freedman, who is in charge of Barneys ad campaigns.
“I was exquisitely aware that in the
last decade, the L.G.B. communities have made extraordinary advances,
and the transgender community has not shared in that progress,”
told the Times.
The 17 transgender people featured in
the campaign are the subjects of Brothers,
Sisters, Sons & Daughters, a video project in which each
shares his or her personal story.
The first video features Katie Hill and
Arin Andrews, a former couple and close friends from Oklahoma who met
at a transgender support group. The pair transitioned together in
their late teens. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)
Barneys will also donate 10 percent of
all sales on February 11 to the LGBT Center in New York City and the
National Center for Transgender Equality.